DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT TOOLBOX
As our community responds with precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, many local businesses are fearful of the negative economic impact that comes with social distancing. While we are all in this together and recognize that public health is a top priority for all, our local small businesses, artists, restaurants, retailers, and organizations rely heavily on social togetherness and foot traffic to sustain operations and wages.
There is hope, though, and we can still be an incredibly supportive community that celebrates local and keeps our local small businesses open for business.
Downtown Bainbridge is the historic core of our community and serves as the seat of business, government, and service for Bainbridge & Decatur County. With historic architecture ranging from the 1860s through the 1930s, downtown is the heart of the county, and its pedestrian focus and historic buildings invite both resident and visitor. Each downtown building has an individual character, and each building is respected for its unique features, historic appearance, significance, current condition, and impact on the district.
We are an Accredited Main Street America community and have been designated a Georgia Exceptional Main Street (GEM Community) for our work as proven leaders in downtown development.