ABOUT US

Founded in 1989 with the assistance of then-Fulton County Commissioner Michael Hightower and with the support of a community enthusiastic about controlling its destiny, the Old National Merchants Association (ONMA) is one of metro Atlanta’s most dynamic business and economic development organizations.

ONMA has earned the sustained support of area businesses and residents, major corporations, civic organizations, and governments.

ONMA rallies to one overarching purpose: To create a healthy economic environment for merchants and the community. After 25 consecutive years of operations, ONMA continues to energetically embrace new challenges and opportunities—raising awareness of the potential and the responsibilities of doing business on Old National.

VISION
Old National Merchants Association teams with others to create a thriving commercial district that supports quality business and economic development and expresses community pride and vitality.
 
MISSION
To provide leadership and service that . . .
Improve the environment and culture for business
Promote business success and sustainability
Guide development of the Old National Corridor

ABOUT THE OLD NATIONAL HIGHWAY COMMERCIAL CORRIDOR (GA 279)

The Old National Highway Commercial Corridor is home to more than 500 business establishments. From bookstores, boutiques and hotels, to restaurants, entertainment facilities and financial institutions, the Corridor offers a vibrant mix of goods and services.

Accessibility is a strong suit. Daily, some 50,000 vehicles, including MARTA buses, traverse Old National Highway, which connects directly to I-85 and I-285 and is five minutes from I-75. The Corridor is 5 minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, 7 minutes from the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park, and 15 minutes from downtown Atlanta.

The Old National Corridor falls into two political jurisdictions, the City of College Park and Fulton County. For more information and assistance locating a business on the Old National Corridor, contact Gary Young with the City of College Park, GA, at gyoung@collegeparkga.com

 KEY PROJECTS INFLUENCED BY ONMA
• Old National Market Place retail development
• Alteon Flight Safety Training Center (The Boeing Company)
• Old National Overlay District (standards for development)
• Sidewalk, Street Lighting and Traffic Signaling Improvements
• Old National Highway LCI (streetscape & traffic plan)
• Old National Improvements Initiative