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DDA Partnership Has its Benefits

As the economic redevelopment engine for Downtown Hartwell, the Hartwell DDA helps businesses and the community prosper by developing and offering a wide range of programs and assistance, designed to make businesses stronger and the district more viable.  Powered by its technical expertise, valuable network of contacts and ready access to pertinent information, the Hartwell DDA is able to assist businesses with just about anything. 


Also, as a member of the Main Street America program and Georgia Main Street, we have access to professional resources for both technical and business assistance.  It is the ongoing mission of the Hartwell DDA to reaffirm the economic viability of the district by strengthening each and every one of its businesses.

How Do We Help?

  • Marketing & Public Relations

  • Downtown Event Participation & Sponsorships

  • Advertising through our website and Social Media

  • Business Spotlight Blog

  • FREE listing on

  • Publicity/Media Story Creation & Dissemination Public Improvements & Maintenance

  • Streetscape Improvement Projects

  • Landscape & Flower Installation & Maintenance

  • Design Services​ Issue Management & Advocacy

  • Government Issues & Policies (Local, State & National)

  • Consumer Assistance and ​Financial Assistance

  • DDA Façade Grant – Up to $1000 Reimbursement for Exterior Improvements

  • Economic Redevelopment Grant – Fundraiser to Support Redevelopment Projects

  • Assistance with State, National & Historic Tax Incentives Business Start Up, Development & Education

  • Small Business Development Protocol

  • Assistance with Permits, Applications, Zoning

  • Property Listing on

  • Consultations Services & Workshops

  • Retention visits with existing businesses to help navigate tools and assistance programs

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The Downtown Development Authority-Main Street Program is funded by the City of Hartwell, Partnerships, Sponsorships, Private Donations, and Fundraising.

The DDA-Main Street Program represents all businesses located in the focus district and is not a ‘membership only’ program. The program is staffed by two paid employees and dozens of volunteers. The Main Street Program follows a National and State approach to economic development through the lens of historic preservation.


The approach consists of four categories – Design, Promotions, Economic Vitality, and Organization. Volunteers form committees under each of these categories and work to make Hartwell a strong place to live well and play well. OUR VOLUNTEERS ARE THE BEST!


Many local businesses and individuals support the work and mission of the organization through donations. We greatly appreciate that community members understand the importance of revitalizing and maintaining the community’s commerce center and “sense of place”.


We hope you may join our current sponsors by choosing from several financial opportunities to help us make Hartwell the very best it can be! Sponsorships levels are below.

  • $500 – Bronze

  • $1000 – Silver

  • $1500 – Gold

  • $2000 – Platinum

  • $5000 – Titanium


We also would not be able to run the day to day business without the support of our great local partners. We have an individual partner level – $35, a partnership level for a couple – $50, and a business partner level – $100. These fees provide access for partners to a wide array of support tools. A full list of these tools are available in the economic development tab.

We would like to extend a huge thank you to the staff and students at Hart County’s College and Career Academy for supporting the DDA-Main Street Program. Finally, we would like to thank our Mayor, City Council, and City Administration for your continued support.


To become a sponsor or partner please reach out to us or click the button below:



PO Box 1105, Hartwell Georgia, 30643

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