GDA Mission
Connect communities and equip professionals through training and networking to strengthen and advocate for Georgia’s downtowns.

GDA Vision
A statewide network of thriving downtowns and equipped professionals that are recognized as Georgia’s most valuable economic engine

We provide accredited training programs for downtown development professionals, advocate for Georgia's downtowns, and educate private and public sectors on the economic benefits of a thriving downtown. GDA also hosts the annual Georgia Downtown Conference to offer top notch educational training and networking opportunities.

Benefits of Membership

If you are working to foster downtown revitalization or working within the field of downtown development, Georgia Downtown Association (GDA) membership provides you with access to the information and expertise you need to promote successful downtown revitalization efforts.

GDA Award Winners

Georgia's Downtowns Are Happening

Webinar - Out of the Box Ways to Fundraise
July 25 10 AM
Join us for an enlightening webinar on Leveraging Passive Income for Main Street Program Fundraising and discover the power of passive income streams to support your initiatives. In this webinar, we will delve into the following key topics: Understanding the potential of passive income for fundraising and its role in ensuring sustainable revenue streams for your Main Street program. Real-life success stories of Main Street programs that have effectively utilized passive income sources. Overcoming common challenges and pitfalls associated with passive income generation, providing you with valuable insights and strategies. Practical "how-to" guides and lessons learned from practitioners to help you implement passive income strategies effectively.
Flowery Branch Farmers Market

Flowery Branch Farmers Market

5210 Railroad Ave, Flowery Branch, Ga 30542
July 25 3 PM
🌞 Enjoy live music as you explore an array of local produce, freshly baked goods, and handcrafted arts. Indulge in the aroma of locally made soaps, honey, and coffee, and don't miss the chance to grab a delicious dinner from our food trucks between 3:30-7 PM.

Summer Nights Festival

North Main Street- Cornelia Ga
July 25 5 PM
Live entertainment, art vendors, food vendors, kid zone, cornhole, axe throwing, and more, free to attend. prices vary.

GDA News

Downtown Edge Scholarship

GDA pays tribute to our late friend and colleague Adam Edge by announcing the Downtown Edge Scholarship

Main Street Georgia - Heartbeat Video

Video provided by our friends at the Office of Downtown Development