The City of Hinesville established the Downtown Development Authority (HDDA) in 2004 to facilitate revitalization of the downtown district. The HDDA takes a comprehensive approach to downtown development through activities and projects encompassing the essential components of a successful downtown district: property and business development, heritage preservation, promotion of the downtown district and beautification. This on-going comprehensive approach extends to "New Town" development concepts for the adjacent corridors within the downtown district.
Events, specialty shops, eateries, quality housing opportunities, and small town charm help to establish downtown Hinesville as a cultural arts and entertainment district. HDDA is currently implementing the master plan for the development of properties and businesses for the Memorial Drive and Main Street Business District that will further establish a "sense of place" where community comes together to live, shop, work and be entertained. Assistance is available to business and property owners for new business starts, property improvements, business expansion, and new construction projects.