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Eatonton Downtown Business Information Packet

The work program in the City of Eatonton’s recent comprehensive plan update called for the creation of a downtown business informational packet for prospective business owners interested in locating in the downtown. This was undertaken in conjunction with the Eatonton Downtown Development Authority and Eatonton Main Street program. They worked together to create this packet for all new businesses waiting to locate in downtown Eatonton. Until this packet was developed, new businesses had to visit multiple offices in town to acquire the necessary approvals, permits, licenses, etc. This approach created instances of miscommunication between city personnel and confusion on the part of the business owners. Creating what is essentially a “one-stop” package of information helps clarify requirements and opportunities for incentives for new businesses. These guides, that include incentives, legal guidelines and where to obtain help, are available at the City Hall, Planning and Zoning, the Downtown Development Authority and Main Street offices so no matter which agency a new downtown business prospect chooses to approach for assistance, they are receiving the same, comprehensive information. A supporting initiative to market available business locations in downtown is being implemented by Eatonton Main Street, which utilizes the window of a vacant downtown storefront to advertise available downtown properties. http://www.eatontonga.us/ http://eatonton.com/chamber/

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