Georgia’s Main Street program is a community-based development initiative that encourages public and private partnerships to create successful central business districts utilizing the nationally recognized 4-Point Approach™ for downtown revitalization. Working in the program areas of organization, design, promotion and economic development, Main Street communities utilize local business owners, property owners, citizens, non-profit organizations, and local governments to build a comprehensive approach to sustainable downtown development.
The Main Street Program has been a state-coordinated downtown development initiative since 1980 and now serves as one of the largest Main Street networks in the country. Main Street is a program of the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Since their inception, Georgia Classic Main Street Communities have created over 56,000 net new jobs, nearly 12,000 net new small businesses and $3 billion in public and private investment in 96 downtown's across the state.
New Monthly Reporting System:
As you are aware the Office of Downtown Development will be requiring all certified Classic Main Street Communities to utilize a new monthly reporting system called the Community Activity Reports (C.A.R.) for tracking your economic development impact numbers and as a way of incrementally completing your 2014 annual assessment. All of the monthly reports for 2014 need to be completed in this new system. To access this system please see the links below.
To access the 2014 Community Activity Reports please click here
To access the 2014 Manager's Monthly Tracker please click here