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DGA Honors 2021 NC Main Street Champion Jihan Hodges

DGA Honors 2021 NC Main Street Champion Jihan Hodges

Thirty-three North Carolina Main Street Champions were recognized for their commitment to downtown revitalization and strong communities in 2021 during the recent NC Main Street Conference.  Including this year’s group of honorees, 837 Main Street Champions have...

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Business Recovery Grant Now Available

Business Recovery Grant Now Available

The Business Recovery Grant Program will issue a one-time payment to an eligible North Carolina business that experienced a significant economic loss due to COVID-19. The application period closes January 31, 2022.  Two types of grants will be available to an eligible...

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our Roadmap
to community driven economic revitalization

Downtown Garner has been designated as an affiliate Main Street™ program. As a Main Street America Affiliate™, Downtown Garner is part of a 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.

Garner is a North Carolina Main Street community, designated by the N.C. Department of Commerce Main Street & Rural Planning Center.  Downtown Garner is charged with administering the program at the local level and building public-private partnerships to spur economic development that achieves measurable results such as investment, business growth, and job creation. 

Downtown Garner is Working in partnership with