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Garner Resiliency Business Series

Garner Resiliency Business Series

Garner Economic Development is pleased to announce a series of free webinars to help business impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The one hour webinars will feature local experts on topics such as cyber security, financial planning, and disaster preparedness. The...

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Garner Resiliency Fund Opens 2nd Round of Grants

Garner Resiliency Fund Opens 2nd Round of Grants

The partnership between The Garner Chamber of Commerce and The Downtown Garner Association launched its first round in April and awarded small grants to 34 local Garner businesses and non-profits totaling $48,000. As the pandemic continues, the decision was made to do...

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North Carolina Main Street Champions Honored

North Carolina Main Street Champions Honored

New Bern, N.C. - The 2019 North Carolina Main Street Champions, individuals that work and advocate for revitalized downtowns, were recognized for their commitment at a recognition ceremony in New Bern last month. “Despite the short-term uncertainty in the global...

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our Roadmap
to community driven economic revitalization

As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, the Downtown Garner Association is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center.”

Garner is a North Carolina Main Street Community, designated by the NC Department of Commerce and Main Street & Rural Planning Center. The Downtown Garner Association is charged with administering the program at the local level and building a public-private partnership to spur economic development in partnership with the state agency.

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