The Georgia Downtown Renaissance Act embodies a unique public-private partnership that includes three related state tax incentives. Together they will help shape our downtowns and our state for years to come.
Peake: Time for tax credits
| Macon Telegraph, January 28, 2013
State Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, has filed the first of several tax incentive bills that he’s sponsoring or pushing. His Georgia Downtown Renaissance Act would hand out up to $30 million annually in state tax credits for commercial, industrial or residential investments in Georgia’s historic downtown districts.
Radford: ‘Downtowns across the state are big business’
| Rome News-Tribune, January 16, 2013
Legislation that would provide tax credits for those who invest in and live in downtowns across the state would help create jobs and build vibrant communities, said Paul Radford, with the Georgia Municipal Association
Bill Would Boost Downtown Investment
| Georgia Public Broadcasting, January 11, 2013
A new bill would give tax credits to entrepreneurs developing property in Georgia’s downtowns. Its backers say those areas deserve help because they draw tourists and are still where many jobs are.
Renaissance Act to target Ga. downtowns
| Rome News-Tribune, December 30, 2012
Rome has been used as a model for other Main Street programs across Georgia for years. Nonetheless, Downtown Rome Development Executive Director Ann Arnold is excited about the potential for the Georgia Renaissance Act to provide yet another tool to enhance the reinvigoration of the Broad Street community.Investing in Georgia's Downtowns: A Georgia Downtown Renaissance Act Q&A
| November 30, 2012
Paul Radford, GMA's Deputy Director for External Affairs, has been making presentations around the state about the Georgia Downtown Renaissance Act. In this Q&A, he briefly talks about the proposed legislation and its importance to Georgia's downtowns and the state.
GMA backs economic, ethics initiatives
| Albany Herald, October 31, 2012
GMA will propose passage of what it is calling the Georgia Downtown Renaissance Act, which would create a public/private partnership through three levels of state tax incentives.