Perry is the peach of Georgia’s Piedmont region and the place where economic development and natural resources converge in perfect harmony to create a climate uniquely suited to business and industry.
The mission of Perry Main Street Advisory Board is to promote and create a thriving central business district in Downtown Perry and along primary entrance corridors into the downtown development district, while preserving Perry’s historic resources and character.
The Perry Main Street Advisory Board is an organization of community partners dedicated to the economic growth and revitalization of Downtown Perry with a commitment to the preservation and promotion of our community’s historic resources and assets as part of our growth strategy. The Perry Main Street Advisory Board utilizes the Main Street 4 Point Approach.
Perry was recently accepted as a Classic Main Street Program. Main Street, a program established by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, utilizes historic preservation as a catalyst for downtown redevelopment through its trademark Four Point Approach, which focuses on design, economic restructuring, promotions and organization.
The City’s Main Street office is a division of its Economic Development Department, and the Main Street Coordinator works with the Main Street Advisory Boards’ Board of Directors, composed of volunteers representing local businesses and agencies, on its activities.
Main Street Programs
Matching Media Grant Program
Businesses with the downtown development district may apply for matching media grants to assist with their advertising costs. The following businesses have partnered with Perry Main Street to offer special discounts or rates for those utilizing the Matching Media Grant Program: Houston Home Journal, Macon Magazine, The Telegraph, ComSouth, Macon TV-Channel 58.1/WPGA-FM 100.9 and WMGT 41 NBC.
Façade Grant Program
The Main Street Advisory Board offers a downtown development district Façade Program to current and active businesses located within the City of Perry’s downtown district. The purpose of the façade grant is to provide incentives to downtown business and property owners within the downtown development district to make improvement to historic properties, as well as to renovate and/or rehab buildings within the commercial core of Downtown Perry.
Memorial Bench Program
The Memorial Bench Program honors and remembers loved ones while funding Main Street’s activities. The Memorial Bench Program is available to area residents, organizations and businesses as a way to honor or memorialize a friend, relative, graduating class or any other individual or group. The cost to purchase a memorial bronze plaque is $500, and the limit to the inscription will be determined by the engraver. For more information, contact Main Street Coordinator Catherine Edgemon at 478-988-2758. Click here to view the list of bench dedications and those available for purchase.
The Main Street Advisory Board of Directors meets on the first Thursday of each month at 5 p.m. at Perry City Hall in the 2nd floor conference room. Meetings are open to the public, and the public is encouraged to get involved in the Main Street program by volunteering on one of the Four Points committees.
Main Street Four Point Approach:
The National Main Street Center points out that Main Street’s Four Points correspond to the four forces of real estate value: economic, political, social and physical.
Come see why Perry is more than the geographic “Crossroads of Georgia.” Perry is a truly Southern experience and simply better for business.
The Main Street Advisory Board of Directors meets on the first Thursday of each month at 5 p.m. in the second floor conference room at Perry City Hall. Meetings are open to the public, and the public is encouraged to get involved in the Main Street program by volunteering on one of the Four Points committees.