Downtown Development

Eatonton Main Street-Downtown Eatonton is recognized by the state of Georgia as a Classic Main Street Community and is certified as a National Main Street Community by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Our role is to act as a hub for relevant news and resources, knowledge and good practice; to raise the profile and support the economic well-being of businesses in Downtown Eatonton — through our Façade Grant Program and Briar Patch Economic Vitality campaign. To support our Community through our Festivals, Movie Nights and Partnerships.

The Eatonton Main Street-Downtown Eatonton staff is here to assist you and act as your business concierge, within the Downtown district, whether you are an existing business owner or are just starting out.

Why start or relocate a business in Downtown Eatonton?

In Eatonton this is where your story begins. Our merchants range from those just open, to businesses that have been here for over one hundred years and are at the heart of  our community foundation.

The beating heart of our community is right here in Downtown Eatonton. Our local banks provide the financing that is a key to the economic vitality of the Downtown.

Our Community are the true supporters of our Marquee events. Being our Guests, Sponsors, Vendors or Volunteers, at the Fire and Ice Festival, The Briar Patch Arts Festival, Movies In The Briar Patch and Christmas in the Briar Patch, None of these events would be possible without their community engagement and support.

The City supports Downtown through the sponsorship of the Main Street program, providing logistical support through the Public Works Department, and City Council members engaging with the Main Street-Downtown Eatonton Director through the delivery of the monthly report.

Eatonton Main Street-Downtown Eatonton looks forward in welcoming you to our Downtown and helping you with writing your first chapter, whether it be your first book, or one of many volumes.

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