Tour of Progress


Since 2013, the Tour of Progress has served as NewTown Macon's annual meeting. The Tour of Progress is a creative, engaging, and interactive way to show the community the growth and change in downtown Macon.  Each year, the NewTown Macon staff curates a walking tour that highlights future, transformative developments and recently completed projects that will enhance downtown Macon's vitality and growth. With each passing year, it gets more and more difficult to select the tour route as downtown is growing at a rapid pace.

Thanks to the generosity of Cadence Bank, the Tour of Progress is free and open to the public each year. We invite you to attend this signature event to garner a deeper insight and knowledge of downtown's trajectory and how you can support downtown revitalization. 

2021 Tour Details

Be on the look-out for more information about NewTown's 9th Annual Tour of Progress. 

Partners in Progress Awards

Each year, NewTown recognizes businesses, organizations, and individuals who have demonstrated exceptional passion and commitment to the revitalization of downtown Macon. The awards are given in eleven categories: The R. Kirby Godsey Leadership Award, Juanita T. Jordan Community Service Award, Growing Jobs Award, Increasing Residents Award, Creating a Sense of Place Award, 360 Degrees Award, Special Recognition Award, Emerging Partner Award, Emerging Leader Award, and Downtown Ambassador Award. Awards may or may not be given in every category.

[Note to Erica: Tiles for each of the awards with award name. Click on tile and brings up the awards description and list of past recipients]