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Business Resources

Thinking of starting a new business? Wanting to expand an existing business? Trying to get started with online sales? Downtown is the perfect location! Get lots of tips, from business plan development to guidebooks, on this this page filled with valuable resources that can help along the way! You can even list your business on our Discover Downtown interactive map or find the place to locate that new business on the Jacksonville Main Street Available Building Inventory, created in partnership with Morgan County GIS.

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Jacksonville Main Street joined forces with the Morgan County GIS Department to offer a free interactive business listing to lead customers right to downtown businesses. Simply click on the business type to see what is nearby on any smart phone (or on any computer!) This award-winning site is updated routinely and works great on the free Downtown WiFi (JMS Guest offers up to 2 hours of free daily internet access in Central Park!)

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Downtown businesses are welcome to post information about specials or promotions directly to the Jacksonville Main Street Facebook page to reach a wider audience. With over 6,200 followers, posts can have a reach topping 35,000 a week! Don't miss this free business promotion opportunity. Plus JMS event information is routinely updated there. (Don't forget to sign up for a free weekly email newsletter, Happening Downtown, where you can share your business news... Just scroll down!)

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JMS Network Group

The Jacksonville Main Street Network is a private Facebook group for ONLY downtown business owners and operators to enjoy the opportunity to communicate with each other. Here is where JMS can share information, articles, and links pertinent to downtown business operations and where businesses can reach out to one another privately to plan business activities. If you are a District business, request to join this closed group!

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