To enhance and preserve the small business community, while nurturing the arts, culture, and ongoing development of your creative district.
The Milk District operates to raise and distribute funds to enhance the interests of our diverse community. We provide the voice of our district in community affairs and act as the cultural hub for our area in the City Beautiful, no matter age, creed, color, or preference.
To support a full civic life for all, The Milk District commits to championing policies and practices of cultural equity that empower a just, inclusive, equitable community.
Read our Statement on Cultural Equity.
“Orlando's Milk District is the definition of authentic.”
Long a commercial hub east of Downtown Orlando, The Milk District became the 10th district to join the Orlando Main Streets program in October of 2016.
We’ve built a community for artists, families and entrepreneurs to lay down their roots. Before we knew it, The Milk District was becoming a widely recognized cultural hub for Orlando through food, music, art and fashion.
Our district is founded on independence, and united as a group of small businesses with great ambitions. We’re more excited than ever to see what is in store for our community in the years to come.
“A great community which embraces small business owners”
Trina Gregory-Propst | Se7en bites
The Main Street Approach
The Milk District operates under the four points of the Main Street approach. Time-tested and market-based, these strategies have lead revitalization in communities like our across the country.
Focuses on capital, incentives, and other economic and financial tools to assist new and existing businesses, catalyze property development, and create a supportive environment for entrepreneurs and innovators that drive local economies.
Supports a community’s transformation by enhancing the physical and visual assets that set the commercial district apart.
Positions the commercial district as the center of the community and hub of economic activity, while creating a positive image that showcases a community’s unique characteristics.
Involves creating a strong foundation for a sustainable revitalization effort, including cultivating partnerships, community involvement, and resources for the district.