Economic Development

Whether you are visiting or looking for a location to live or start a business, Hampton has everything to make your experience exceptional.  The City is happy to offer a variety of incentive and options to existing businesses and businesses looking to locate in the City, including low-interest loans, fee negotiations, and tax incentives within an urban redevelopment area.  

Hampton Main Street oversees Economic Development for the City utilizing numerous resources and tools, such as the Hampton Future Land Use Plan,  Hampton Livable Center Initiative Study, Hampton Comprehensive Land Use Plan and Urban Development Plan.  The City is a Certified Local Government, a Classic Main Street City, and a City of Ethics.   We sincerely hope that you will consider doing business in Hampton. 

Main Street Program

The Main Street Program is coordinated by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and is designed to organize activities within downtown Hampton to promote revitalization. This program aids with the development of the City’s core commercial areas. The Main Street Program works closely with the Hampton Downtown Development Authority and the Hampton Historic Preservation Commission in developing action plans for implementing the revitalization of the program focusing on: 

  • Design
  • Economic Development
  • Organization
  • Promotion

Livable Centers Initiative Study

The Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) is a program that awards planning grants on a competitive basis to local governments and nonprofit organizations to prepare and implement plans for the enhancement of existing centers and corridors consistent with regional development policies, and also provides transportation infrastructure funding for projects identified in the LCI plans. 

For a copy of the City of Hampton's LCI Study, please click here.
 

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  1. James Bumpus

    Director of Economic Development

  2. Economic Development

    Physical Address
    20 East Main Street South
    Hampton, GA 30228

    Mailing Address
    PO Box 400
    Hampton, GA 30228

    Phone: (770) 946-4306