The success of the Cordele Main Street program is based on the comprehensive nature of the Main Street Approach to Downtown Revitilization ™. By carefully integrating four points into a practical downtown management strategy, local Main Street programs will produce fundamental changes in a community's economic base. (Georgia Department of Community Affairs)
ORGANIZATION involves building a Main Street framework that is well represented by business and property owners, bankers, citizens, public officials, chambers of commerce and other local economic development organizations. Everyone must work together to maintain a long-term effort.
DOWNTOWN REVITILIZATION COMMITTEE
Edward Beach, Vice Chairman
Jeff Couturier, Chairman
PROMOTION creates excitement downtown. Street festivals, parades, retail events and image development campaigns are some of the ways Main Street encourages customer traffic. Promotion involves marketing an enticing image to shoppers, investors and visitors and also positioning the downtown in the market place.
CORDELE DOWNTOWN BUSINESS ORGANIZATION (DBO)
DESIGN enhances the attractiveness of the business district. Historic building rehabilitation, street and alley clean-up, colorful banners, landscaping and lighting all improve the physical image of the downtown as a quality place to shop, work, walk, invest in and live. Design improvements result in a reinvestment of public and private dollars to downtown.
DRC DESIGN COMMITTEE