Growing Business, Preserving History.
The Georgia Main Street Program began in 1980 as one of the original pilot state coordinating programs of the National Main Street Initiative launched by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The program launched with five local communities and has grown to serve 100+ communities statewide. Georgia Main Streets represent some of the strongest central business districts in the Southeast.
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“Nestled between Georgia Grown Trails 41 and 37, you will find the beautiful city of Adel; a city on the rise, filled with a rich history, lively people and a thriving downtown. Known as “The City of Daylilies”, a designation bestowed upon the county seat of Cook County in 2006 by members of the Georgia House of Representatives. The heart of this great city is its citizens, who have called Adel home for generations. The citizens of Adel have been instrumental in its continued growth and prosperity. The Adel Main Street program is committed to a community-driven approach to economic development that encourages entrepreneurship and small business development, while preserving the city’s historic integrity and charm.” – Dana David, Adel Main Street Director