Partner 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.

Ways the Hartwell DDA produces results:

Marketing & Public Relations

  • Downtown Event Participation & Sponsorships
  • Advertising through our website and Social Media
  • Business Spotlight Blog
  • FREE listing on www.hartwellmainstreet.com
  • 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

​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 www.hartwellmainstreet.com
  • Consultations Services & Workshops
  • Retention visits with existing businesses to help navigate tools and assistance programs