The strong center of community starts here.
Founded in 1866, Statesboro, Georgia, has long been on the map for regional growth. Our busy and historic downtown has been central to city, county and regional development enabling expansion in government, business, agriculture, education and residential living.
As Statesboro grew and expanded, the community recognized the importance of preserving and strengthening the downtown district as the heart of our hometown. The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority was created in 1981. On April 15, 1991, Statesboro was declared a Main Street City, by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a movement built on the knowledge that a prosperous, sustainable community is only as healthy as its core.
The Main Street Program and Downtown Statesboro Development Authority work as two organizations in one. We are committed to the economic development, historic preservation, and beautification of Statesboro’s downtown area.
Main Street Statesboro and the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority are committed to the economic development, historic preservation, and beautification of Statesboro’s downtown area. Our purpose is to revitalize downtown economically and socially within the context of historic preservation by increasing financial viability and ensuring the success of businesses. This plan revolves around the following reasons:
- Downtown is the historic center of a community, representing the city itself in many people’s minds, as it remains the center for government and finance.
- Downtown’s built in environment is unique, representing a living history that bears testimony to the economic forces that created the city. Strip centers and malls are very similar. Downtown is a community’s signature. It leaves a mark on the mind.
- Downtown represents a tremendous investment over many years by both public and private sectors, yet properties are allowed to deteriorate decreasing tax bases.
- Downtown is a major industry as Statesboro’s Main Street District has over 200 businesses that employ over 1,700 people. Looking at these numbers, the economic impact of downtown is apparent. We must realize the importance of working with existing industry to ensure its viability.
- Downtown is a tangible symbol of the quality of life. A prosperous downtown, thriving with activity and business sends a positive message to industrial prospects and individuals searching for a home.
- The reflection on the investment climate of a city may be the single greatest consideration in downtown development and it needs to give the impression that it is a good place to leave investment dollars.
The DSDA Board is made up of members of our community who their expertise, experience and commitment to serving and strengthening Downtown Statesboro. Feel free to contact them with your questions or comments. The Board is led by Executive Director Allen Muldrew and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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