Main Street Macon
Collaborating to bring life and business to Downtown.
A revitalized Downtown Macon that is our regions' commercial and cultural center - maximizing social and economic opportunities for a diverse population, and preserving the neighborhood's historic urban identity.
About the Main Street Macon Program
The City of Macon realizes that downtown development has proven to be an essential part of a community’s overall economic development strategy. For this reason, the City sought and received a Main Street designation from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
We are proud to be the second Urban Main Street Community in the State of Georgia, and we are committed to the economic development and revitalization of Macon's Central Business District in Downtown.
The Organization Committee is all about building partnerships with stakeholders in Macon's Central Business District. Our partners include NewTown Macon; the Urban Development Authority; Keep Macon/Bibb Beautiful and The Cherry Blossom Festival; Macon Arts Alliance; Historic Macon; the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce; the Macon Convention and Visitors Bureau; the City's Office of the Mayor and departments of Economic and Community Development, Central Services, Engineering, and Inspections and Fees; and the Macon Bibb County Planning and Zoning Commission.
The goal of the Promotions Committee is to build a positive image of Downtown to encourage consumers and investors alike to invest in the district.
The Design Committee is tasked with helping Downtown put her best foot forward and to always make a good first impression.
The Economic Restructuring Committee aims to retain and expand existing businesses while at the same time attracting new and diverse businesses to provide Downtown with a solid economic footprint.
If you are interested in being a part of Main Street, there are many volunteer opportunities. Please contact Mechel McKinley at [email protected] or at 478-751-7190 for more information.
About the Main Street Program
A local Main Street program represents and involves a public/private coalition of organizations, agencies, businesses, and individuals from throughout the community – not just those who own property or businesses in the commercial district or who have a direct economic tie to it, but all members of the community who are interested in the community’s overall health. Involvement by both the public and private sectors is critical; neither sector can revitalize the downtown commercial district without the resources, skills and vantage points of the other.
Both sectors must participate by providing leadership and ideas, and by encouraging collaboration between existing programs to assist the revitalization process.