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Thomasville Economy Booms as More Visitors Stop by the Rose City

Thomasville Economy Booms as More Visitors Stop by the Rose City
Posted at 5:24 PM, Mar 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-23 14:17:47-04

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL) - More visitors are making stops in downtown Thomasville and city leaders say the new traffic is making a huge economic impact.

The Main Street office announced close to 100 jobs were created in 2016 just in the downtown area.

Whether it's visitors from nearby states and cities or local shoppers, Main Street Director April Norton says a lot of the money being spent stays in the South Georgia economy.

And officials say a lot of that is thanks to the revitalization of the area with modernizing downtown, while sticking to its historic elements.

"For every dollar that's put into the main street program, it leverages about 18 dollars that is reinvested that is used in the downtown communities," said Norton.

Thomasville's downtown program began in 1981.

Since then, more than $87 million has been reinvested in downtown improvements.