Recognizing the important role neighborhood commercial districts play in the overall health of the City’s neighborhoods, in 2008 Mayor Buddy Dyer and the Orlando City Council created Orlando Main Streets. With annual financial support, technical assistance, and intensive training from the City of Orlando, Orlando Main Street Districts create, define and strengthen our commercial districts in the City.
Each District creates an individual work plan envisioned and implemented by a nonprofit Board of Directors. Orlando Main Streets serve as the economic backbone for the City’s existing neighborhoods.
Orlando Main Street Districts receive technical assistance and training in the Main Street Four Point™ approach from Orlando Main Streets and Main Street America. In turn, each Main Street organization hires a full-time Executive Director, raises matching funds, incorporates its organization, and implements its programs according to an annual work plan.