A wealth of information on downtown development in Georgia is available through a variety of state agencies and other organizations.
The Department of Community Affairs
has extensive information about downtown development and redevelopment that may be helpful for city officials who are working to revitalize and protect downtown areas. The Downtown Development Resource and Program Guide
contains information about the resources and programs DCA provides to cities and DDAs across the state, including information about some of the state-administered grants and loans
available for downtown projects.
The Georgia Main Street
website has information about how cities can participate in the Main Street/ Better Hometown programs.
For information about preserving downtown resources, including obtaining design assistance for downtown projects, please visit the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation
The Georgia Historic Preservation Division
website has information about historic preservation tax credits and other resources offered through the state’s Department of Natural Resources.
The Georgia Downtown Association
(GDA) is a non-profit association that promotes the economic redevelopment of Georgia's traditional downtowns. Through advocacy, education and marketing, GDA works to focus the public's attention on the value of downtown. GDA is an independent association that supports both public and private sector efforts targeted at enhancing Georgia's downtowns. The Georgia Downtown Association also annually sponsors the Georgia Downtown Conference in partnership with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.