TIFTON, GA (WALB) - Tifton leaders encourage shoppers to support local businesses.
Shop and Dine encouraged customers to head downtown to shop, eat, and enjoy live music. The initiative is part of Georgia Cities Week.
This year's theme is "Destination Downtown." Leaders say small businesses are the backbone of the community.
"Small businesses are basically the thrust that supports the community and we want to be certain that we do all we can to support them and make certain that they are sustainable," said Lequrica Gaskins, Tifton Economic Development Director. "Small businesses offer creations of jobs, creating local jobs so that's very important for our community."
Leaders will launch a new Downtown Tifton Farmers Market on May 16th.