GDA IS A NON-PROFIT STATEWIDE ORGANIZATION THAT CONNECTS COMMUNITIES AND PROFESSIONALS THAT ARE COMMITTED TO DOWNTOWN VITALITY.

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

Hinesville Farmers & Makers Market

Bradwell Park, Hinesville, GA
June 27 3 PM
Join us for National Bomb Pop Day with free popsicles and DJ Terry Fortson!
Flowery Branch Winter Market

Flowery Branch Winter Market

5210 Railroad Ave, Flowery Branch, Ga 30542
June 27 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 3:30-7PM.

Summer Nights Festival

North Main Street- Cornelia Ga
June 27 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