Georgia Main Street has recognized Adel Main Street as Main Street of the Month. Adel is featured on the website GeorgiaMainStreet.org.
The website features comments by Dana David, Adel Main Street Director:
“Nestled between Georgia Grown Trails 41 and 37, you will find the beautiful city of Adel; a city on the rise, filled with a rich history, lively people and a thriving downtown. Known as ‘The City of Daylilies,’ a designation bestowed upon the county seat of Cook County in 2006 by members of the Georgia House of Representatives. The heart of this great city is its citizens, who have called Adel home for generations. The citizens of Adel have been instrumental in its continued growth and prosperity. Adel Main Street, with the support of the community of Adel, is committed to a community-driven approach to economic development that encourages entrepreneurship and small business development, while preserving the city’s historic integrity and charm.”
The Georgia Main Street Program began in 1980 as one of the original pilot state coordinating programs of the National Main Street Initiative launched by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The program launched with five local communities and has grown to serve 100+ communities statewide.
Georgia Main Streets represent some of the strongest central business districts in the state and in the Southeast. Since it started, the designated community programs have been instrumental in leading the state in historic preservation, small business development, expansion of the state’s employment base, leveraging private investment, increasing tourism and providing a positive road map for public-private partnerships.
Housed in the Office of Downtown Development at the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), Main Street is a signature program for community development and revitalization in Georgia’s historic downtowns.