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Thomasville looks toward future with downtown development

Posted at 5:24 PM, Jan 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-17 17:24:29-05

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL) — Thomasville is investing in the future and they're hoping that helps local business' bottom-lines in the decade ahead.

Leaders in Thomasville are doing all they can to keep the momentum going when it comes to revitalization.

In 2019 alone, more than $5 million of private and public money was invested in this downtown area.

April Norton, the director of main street and business development, tells ABC 27 they held over 3,000 events in the same area, keeping the money in the community which they hope will have a snowball effect on the local economy.

"The impact that that has is new businesses, which in return, brings new job opportunities to our community," explained Norton.

Next month, the Semi-Annual Sidewalk Sale is scheduled, which is expected to bring a lot of foot traffic to this street. And in March, they kick off their first Friday Sip and Stroll Concert Series, which has been running for about eight years now.

They've also got events planned for Black History Month.