Assist cities in their community development efforts to revitalize and enhance underserved downtown areas, by serving as a partner and facilitator in funding capital projects, and by providing training and technical assistance.
Enterprise ‒ Non-Profit
This enterprise is currently looking for capital. Investment mechanisms used and seeking:
Investor ‒ CDFI/DFI
Investment Vehicles Offered:
Georgia Downtown Renaissance Partnership programs (assists cities in creating an initial vision and short-term work program; also provides design assistance); Georgia Placemaking Collaborative (a three-year program designed to help selected cities identify their unique assets to develop strategies and outcomes around quality of life and economic sustainability); Heart & Soul Downtown Workshops (6-hour workshops in selected communities which provide opportunities for participants to view actual plans and projects with officials from the host community; the workshops include formal presentations and walking tours of downtown areas); the Development Sessions (a series of podcasts, webinars, and classroom sessions designed to provide economic & community development professionals with current information, tools, professional insight, and resources available to augment municipal downtown development efforts and initiatives through departmental collaboration; the classroom sessions are conducted at the annual Georgia Downtown Conference and count towards the AICP Certification Maintenance program and the Georgia Downtown Association’s Professional Development program); DDAs as Developer webinar series (a series of webinars that provides information about how DDAs can act in a developer role. The series is crafted to provide best practices and case studies of particular projects with each episode focusing on a different downtown development topic. The series will also include discussion about the many tools available to DDAs so that they can assume a developer role and better assist in realizing the downtown development goals and vision in their community).
Georgia Cities Foundation, Inc. distributes loans that make an impact in Georgia’s downtown areas; provides training and technicasl assistance; implements the Georgia Placemaking Collaborative