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.
2014 Georgia's Downtown Conference:
The 2014 Georgia Downtown Conference will take place August 20-22nd in the city of Decatur. This annual conference, co-sponsored by the Georgia Downtown Association (GDA) and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), provides individuals and organizations with opportunities to be educated in the issues affecting downtown development. These learning opportunities will help new and seasoned downtown professionals, city officials, consultants and anyone interested in downtown development to reinforce their existing downtown programs and plan for future initiatives.
The registration fee includes admission to Opening and Closing Keynote Address, Vendor and Awards Receptions, Conference Educational Sessions/Workshops, Refreshment Breaks, Silent Auction and program materials.
Early Bird Registration ends July 1st. Registration Deadline: August 8, 2014. Cancellations received before August 1, will receive a refund less a $50 prcoessing fee. Written notice of cancellation is required. Refunds will be processed approximately 30 days after the event. Cancellations received after registration deadline will not be refunded.
Hotel information: Courtyard Marriott, Clairemont Ave., Call 404-371-0204 and ask for the Georgia Downtown Conference group block rate of $129 before July 28, 2014.
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