RICHMOND HILL, GA (WTOC) - The City of Richmond Hill has established a Downtown Development Authority to help bring in new businesses and foster better relationships with existing businesses.
City council members passed a resolution and appointed a board of directors Tuesday night.
"The purpose of the DDA is develop and promote the City's central business district for public good and general trade and commerce," said Mayor Harold Fowler.
"We are pleased to announce the establishment of this Downtown Development Authority to not only grow the business base of our city, but to retain what keeps us unique," said Russ Carpenter, City council member and mayor pro tem.
The designated downtown development area includes the main commercial corridors along U.S. 17 and State Route 144 as well as both interchanges at exits 87 and 90 off of Interstate-95.