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Downtown Orlando Nighttime Economy

Downtown Orlando is Central Florida’s epicenter of authentic, local nightlife, spanning visual and performing arts, events and festivals, sports, live entertainment, restaurant, club, bar, and lounge destinations. The unique nature of downtown’s nightlife, coexisting within the center of the world’s vacation destination, inspired the Downtown Development Board (DDB) to create the Nighttime Economy Manager position in 2017.

The DDB recognizes the value and vitality of downtown Orlando’s nighttime economy industry and seeks to support its dynamic needs.

The DDB is focused on advancing and enhancing the opportunity economy as it relates to nighttime business owners and operators by initiating and helping to facilitate public-private collaborations, advancing policy reform, monitoring innovations in other communities, and developing programs that aim to balance the needs of downtown’s businesses day and night for the benefit of all.

By fostering an environment that helps our current hospitality entrepreneurs thrive, downtown will continue to attract new operators and retailers, amplify event culture, magnetize more visitors, and turn up day-to-night vibrancy.