The OneMacon steering committee welcomed representatives from Middle Georgia Regional Library System to speak about their community-driven mission to better the lives of residents of all ages in the Central Georgia area. Serving nearly 257,000 residents in six counties, the Regional Library System offers a variety of programs and resources that reinforce the spirit of the “OneMacon Way.” Read More
As Macon, Georgia quickly learned, you don’t need to be near a beach to feel the force of a hurricane. Even though our center-of-the-State community has historically served a destination for tropical storm evacuees, this time it was different, when Hurricane Irma turned southeast and put Georgia in her bullseye. Read More
The first meeting of 2018 for the collaborative OneMacon committee was held on January 9th at the Charles H. Jones Advanced Technology Center to discuss the career and industrial opportunities that Central Georgia Technical College can offer to Central Georgia and its residents. Read More
The proposed Mill Hill: East Macon Arts Village project comes nearer to completion as the year comes to a close. The project, a neighborhood revitalization effort that seeks to develop an artist village, has raised $4.8 million to date. Read More
On Dec. 1 there was a miracle on Poplar. Seemingly with the click of a switch, 250,000 lights came to life, dancing in sync with holiday music, as hundreds of visitors strolled through the display. Read More
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Heart of Georgia was recently awarded a $15,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Central Georgia to start its “Bigs with Badges” program. Read More
The Austin Smith Center for Community Development was recently awarded a $20,000 grant from Community Foundation of Central Georgia to support workforce development in Pleasant Hill through the GDOT mitigation plan. Read More
Internet shopping giant Amazon.com will bring 500 jobs to Central Georgia by building a fulfillment center in Macon-Bibb County. Read More
Guest Blog Post by Lauren E. Mauldin, Historic Macon Loan Fund Manager
Since 2008, Historic Macon has focused our revitalization efforts in Beall’s Hill. To date, we’ve completed over 38 historic rehabilitations and new construction projects in Beall’s Hill, and invested nearly $6 million into the neighborhood. After executing our approach to neighborhood revitalization – one neighborhood at a time, street by street, block by block, and house by house – for over 30 years, we at Historic Macon Foundation recognized our revitalization work in Beall’s Hill made a significant economic impact in the community.
For the third year in a row, Newtown Macon’s Developer’s Academy is attracting and teaching potential real estate developers what they need to know about investing, developing and making a business out of real estate properties, with the real-world classroom being Downtown Macon.