The Decatur Business Association works closely with the Decatur Downtown Development Authority and Decatur Development Authority to provide the private sector partner for our economic development program. The DBA boasts over 400 members ranging from small retail business owners to partners in larger law firms. The DBA meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month to network and showcase a different business location. The organization offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for its members and sponsors a number of the special events and concert programs that have become an important part of the Decatur community.
Ever dreamed of walking to the office? Decatur makes this option available too. Our downtown commercial district and the smaller neighborhood commercial districts are within easy walking distance of many historic, single-family neighborhoods. Over 600 new residential units have been constructed in the downtown business district and an additional 300 have been approved. Apartments and condominiums are available throughout the downtown business district. Trade in that daily commute that is often measured in hours for one that can be measured in minutes and find out what it is like to live and work in a place where "sense of community" is a way of life.
The Decatur Downtown Development Authority and the Decatur Development Authority (DDA) are available to assist any prospective business owner by locating space, providing demographic and marketing information and assistance with various permitting processes. City of Decatur departments and employees are easily accessible and are available to provide assistance to any one interested in opening a business in the City of Decatur.
For more information please contact the DDA office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-371-8386.