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Welcome to Downtown South

Downtown South, an Orlando Main Street and 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, was established in the Fall of 2008 by a group of local residents, small business owners, and representatives of the medical community and the city government. These stakeholders recognized the potential of this beautiful, historic community with its lakes, parks, and small town atmosphere. Their goal was to create an even more vibrant and dynamic community.

Downtown South offers an opportunity to all—residents, business owners, and members of the medical community to have an impact on the future of their community.

Downtown South Works Towards Recovery

The Downtown South community is deeply saddened by the horrific tragedy that occurred to our neighbor Pulse Orlando on June 12th in Downtown South.  Our hearts go out to everyone affected. We cannot explain why this terrible tragedy happened but we can tell you one thing:  WE ARE STLL HERE.  We are here to support our businesses and residents, our city, and our community.  We are not going anywhere.

Business Outreach Meeting Friday, June 24

Downtown South is working with non-profit and government partners to centralize information about resources and assistance available for businesses and employees affected by the economic impacts of the Pulse tragedy.

It’s time to rally! Downtown South’s local businesses need your support

In response to every call to action since the tragedy, from donating blood to fundraising for victim’s families, Orlando has stepped up and exceeded every expectation. Now Downtown South is asking that Orlando come together once more and rally behind these local businesses.

State of Emergency Business Assistance Information

The State of Florida Emergency Operations Center has activated the Florida Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center to provide assistance to local businesses impacted by the terror attack in Orlando. The program is managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and will survey businesses affected by the tragedy. DEO will share the results with various state and local agencies to implement appropriate relief programs.

Affected businesses should complete a Business Damage Assessment survey that will be used to determine which emergency support programs might be beneficial to help impacted local businesses. Local and state officials will use this information to quickly provide any needed assistance programs.

A message from Downtown South

“The Downtown South community is deeply saddened by the tragedy that occurred at Pulse on Sunday morning.  It seems unbelievable that this type of hate happened in our neighborhood.  As a community, we stand strong and support our city, police department, businesses, and residents.  Our hearts go out to all affected by this terrible tragedy. The outpouring of love and support from friends, neighbors, and businesses has been unprecedented, thank you to all who have joined hands to make our community whole again”.

Contact Downtown South | 407-715-3315

918 South Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32806