Building on Foundations for a Vibrant Future
The Washington Downtown Development Authority is recognized by the state of Georgia as a Main Street Affiliate Community and is certified as a National Main Street Affiliate Community by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Our mission is to increase quality development by driving economic growth while redefining the role of downtown as a crucial element in the continuing health and growth of the broader community.
We actively engage in efforts to promote and revitalize its central commercial district. The DDA works closely with the city, local merchants, and the community to create a dynamic downtown.
The Washington Main Street Staff is happy to assist prospective, new, and existing businesses within the Downtown District with navigating the process of starting a new business or growing an existing one!
Thank you to My Drone Aerial Photography for the beautiful video of Downtown Washington, Georgia.
Why start or relocate a business in Downtown Washington?
In Washington, we are lucky to have a community that recognizes the importance of Downtown. In a recent survey, when asked: "How important is it to have a thriving downtown?" 80% of respondents said it is Very Important and 13% said a thriving downtown is Important.
In Washington, citizens are aware of the importance of Downtown because it is the city's heart! It is the location of pep rallies, Christmas festivities, local fundraisers, the farmers market, classic car shows, 3rd of July celebration, and so much more!
If downtown is, the heart of Washington then our small businesses are the life’s blood. We are so fortunate to have a strong and generous small business community. Sponsorships by our small business owners are how Washington maintains an impressive amount of community engagement with over 30 active community groups.
The city also recognizes the importance of downtown and is actively investing in its future. The new square improvements and the sponsorship of the Main Street program are just two examples of the City of Washington's faith and investment in downtown.
Washington is a special place, at an exciting time, and it is waiting for you to explore.