Welcome to Main Street in Fort Valley, Ga. We hope you will spend some time with us online and then visit us to learn more about our efforts to preserve our heritage.
Fort Valley was awarded Official Main Street status in 1991 and is recognized as a National Main Street City. Fort Valley was also named a City of Excellence in 2003 by the Georgia Municipal Association.
Fort Valley Main Street is committed to both the rich, cultural heritage and the economic progress of Fort Valley. Our mission is to maintain the integrity of the historic central business district and dozens of Victorian and antebellum homes while encouraging economic growth.
|Design means getting Main Street into top physical shape. Capitalizing on its best assets - such as historic buildings and traditional downtown layout - is just part of the story. An inviting atmosphere created through window displays, parking areas, signs, sidewalks, street lights, and landscaping conveys a visual message about what Main Street is and what it has to offer.||Promotion means selling the image and promise of Main Street to all prospects. By marketing the district's unique characteristics to shoppers, investors, new businesses, and visitors, an effective promotion strategy forges a positive image through advertising, retail promotional activity, special events, and marketing campaigns carried out by local volunteers.|
|Economic Restructuring means finding a new purpose for Main Street's enterprises. By helping existing downtown businesses expand and recruiting new ones to respond to today's market, Main Street programs help convert unused space into productive property and sharpen the competitiveness of business enterprises.||Organization means getting everyone working toward the same goal. The tough work of building consensus and cooperation among the groups that have an important stake in the district can be eased by using the common-sense formula of a volunteer-driven program and an organizational structure of board and committees.|