The Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Office of Downtown Development focuses on economic development through downtown revitalization, heritage preservation and restoring a sense of place. The mission is to assist Georgia cities, neighborhoods and small towns in the development or redevelopment of their core commercial areas The Classic Main Street Program and the Better Hometown Program (Georgia’s small-town Main Street Program) are self-help community development programs designed to improve a down- town’s quality of life. Each designated city receives technical assistance and resources, which assist the local community in their efforts to build a stronger local economy through revitalization of the downtown area.