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© 2019 by Georgetown Main Street


The Georgetown Main Street Program is funded by the Department of Small and Local Business Development and officially recognized as a DC Main Streets Program


Georgetown Main Street is here to help you. When you succeed, we all succeed.

GMS offers services to help the small and local businesses along the commercial corridor.

  • Resource Guide for current and prospective businesses. Includes Georgetown groups and DC agencies to know and help you. View here.

  • Guide and FAQ to the Old Georgetown Board (OGB). View here.


GMS provides technical assistance and training to businesses in a small group format. GMS brings in professional consultants to work with business owners on specific topics to help improve the operations of their business. 

Events for Small Businesses

Postponed to February - Stay tuned for more updates!

Georgetown Inn - 1310 Wisconsin Avenue NW

The landscape for retail is changing, businesses must now make their space inviting and exciting. One way to attract new customers and engage existing clients is through hosting events. Hear from a GMS local business on how they plan events, how they identify partners, and what constitutes a successful event. Join us!

Robust Retail Workshop

Date and Location TBD - March 2020

The Department for Small and Local Business Development released a request for applications for the Robust Retail Grant. Join Georgetown Main Street and Small Business Consultant Cherie Lester for a conversation about identifying projects for your business and writing a compelling application for the grant. 


  • Coalition for Non-profit Housing and Economic Development Winter 2019 Small Business Workshops. View calendar here.

  • Latino Economic Development Council Workshops (available to all!). View calendar here.

Georgetown Main Street Grant- FY20 Application Cycle Opening Soon!

GMS’ Small Business Grants program is intended to help small businesses with both physical and operational improvements. 

Examples of possible projects covered include: signage improvements, new facade lighting, marketing and branding assistance, and management training. 

Click here for more information.

DSLBD Robust Retail Grant 2020

Applications accepted from January 15th-March 15th. 

More details and evaluation criteria can be found on the RFA.

View the RFA here


This report provides a retail market analysis for  Georgetown Main Street (GMS). The purpose of this study is to help understand the context of the area, evaluate current  and projected retail conditions along the corridor, and identify what changes could help better serve current and prospective new businesses within the program’s  boundaries. View here.


The business survey helps us to keep our information up to date so that we can better support the business community in Georgetown.

Click here to fill out the form.