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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Main Street of the Month
“The Griffin Main Street Program was founded in 1984 to organize, administer, and promote Downtown Griffin through the preservation of its historic resources and the continued stability of its businesses. Almost five years ago, the City of Griffin formed the first Economic Development Department, which houses our Main Street Program, to enhance quality of life while growing the community overall. Today, the Main Street Program works closely with the Downtown Development Authority, Historic Preservation Commission, and the Griffin Downtown Council to create a “you belong here” downtown that focuses on improving the community’s aesthetic and building upon the rich and diverse culture through unique events, programs, and partnerships that benefit our city. It’s an honor to work with the Georgia Main Street Program, and we look forward to celebrating our town as we encourage others to do the same.” Heather Robinson, Griffin Main Street Manager