The Canton Main Street Program and the Office of Economic Development at the City of Canton offer many services for potential entrepreneurs and downtown business owners alike. Please see below for a short listing of these services and do not hesitate to contact the City of Canton for more information. We look forward to doing business with you.
Facade Grant Program
The Canton Main Street Program in partnership with Canton Tourism administers a grant program for downtown property owners seeking to prove the exterior of their buildings. Property owners can apply for up to $2500 in matching grant funds that can be used for a variety of exterior work. All exterior work plans must be approved by the Canton Main Street Program's Design Committee before any funds will be dispersed. In addition, all properties must be in the boundaries of the Canton Main Street Program. To download the application, please see the link below or click here. To learn more, please call 770-704-1548.
The Canton Main Street Program in partnership with the Cherokee County Historical Society is able to offer Design and Architectural Assistance to owners seeking to enhance their downtown property. If you would like to utilize these services, please contact the Main Street Director at 770-704-1548.
As part of the City of Canton, the Main Street Director coordinates special events in the City of Canton. If you would like to plan a special event at one of our parks or in the Downtown area, please contact the Director at 770-704-1548. The special event request form will need to be filled out in order to begin the process of approval for your special event. To download the request form, please see the link below or click here.
Department of Community Affairs
The Canton Main Street Program is part of a larger network of Main Street communities in Georgia, which are overseen by the Department of Community Affairs. The DCA is the coordinating partner with the National Main Street Center. On their website, you will find many services and potential funding sources. The Canton Main Street Program is happy to talk with you if any of these services could be used to support your business downtown. Their website can be found by clicking here.
Cherokee County Historical Society and Arts Center
There are many partner organizations throughout Cherokee County that the Canton Main Street Program works with for various events and programs, however, we have two located downtown. The Cherokee County Historical Society's mission of historic preservation and education is visible through their work to preserve and collect items from our past and display them in the Cherokee County History Museum and Visitors Center. To learn more, please visit their website by clicking here or calling 770-345-3288. The Cherokee Arts Center has been actively involved with promoting the arts in our community with classes, programs, and performances for adults and children, alike. The Arts Center hosts exhibits annually that celebrate local and regional fine artists and craftspeople as well as a special showcase of Cherokee County School students. The Cherokee Arts Center also holds the Canton Festival of the Arts annually in May and an Arts Ball annually in the Fall. The Cherokee Arts Center's website can be found by clicking here.
City of Canton Office of Economic Development
Cherokee County is also very supportive of the local Main Street Programs and offer many services for Cherokee County residents. Click here to view their website and the County offices can be reached at 678-493-6000.