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Statewide Studies on the Economic Impacts of Historic Preservation

Arkansas

Economic Impacts of Historic Preservation in Arkansas  (2006)
Chapters from this report currently are being posted online, and a brochure and synopsis of findings are available.

Cover: The Economic Power of Heritage and PlaceColorado

The Economic Power of Heritage and Place: How Historic Preservation is Building a Sustainable Future in Colorado(2011)
Summary Report
Technical Report
Two reports are available: a 38-page, full-color, illustrated summary report and a 96-page technical report. They examine preservation’s impact on both the economy and the environment.

The Economic Benefits of Historic Preservation in Colorado
Summary Report (2005)
Technical Report (2002)
Technical Report update (2005)
Three reports are available: a 34-page, full-color, illustrated summary report, a 250-page technical report, and a 57-page update to the technical report. Key chapter/section titles: “Rehabilitation of Historic Resources; "Heritage Tourism"; "Property Values"; "Affordable Housing"; "Rural Preservation"

Florida

Economic Impacts of Historic Preservation in Florida
Updated report (2010)
Original Report (2002)
Two reports are available: a 51-page, full-color, illustrated summary from 2010 that updates a 34-page report from 2002. Key topics include: rehabilitation; heritage tourism; the Florida Main Street Program; museums; grants; and property values.

Contributions of Historic Preservation to the Quality of Life of Floridians(2006)
A 38-page, full-color, illustrated executive summary is available. Sections include: “Quality of Life Indicators”; “Preservation Law and Policies”; “Heritage Tourism”; “History Museums”; “Historic and Affordable Housing.”

Georgia

Profiting From the Past: The Economic Impact of Historic Preservation in Georgia (1999)
An 18-page, illustrated study. Key chapter/section titles: "A Partnership for Community Revitalization"; "Historic Preservation and Market Values"; "Tourism"

Good News in Tough Times: Historic Preservation and the Georgia Economy (2011)
A 34-page, full-color, illustrated report. Section headings include: “Historic Preservation is Spurring Investment;” “Historic Preservation is Attracting Visitors;” “Historic Preservation is Revitalizing Downtowns;” and “Historic Preservation is Effectively Leveraging Scarce Resources.” Case studies from four cities are highlighted.

Iowa

Getting Results: The Economic Impact of Main Street Iowa, 1986-2012(2013)
This 35-page report analyzes 26 years of data on Iowa’s Main Street program. It includes six case studies of Main Street communities.

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Kentucky

Historic Preservation in Kentucky(2008)
A 54-page, full-color, illustrated report. Section titles include: “Historic Preservation and Affordable Housing;” “Historic Preservation and Higher Property Values;” “Tax Incentive Programs for Historic Preservation;” “Kentucky Main Street Program;” “Heritage Tourism;” and “Historic Preservation Creates More Jobs for Kentuckians.”

Maryland

The Value of Historic Preservation in Maryland (2000)
This 17-page study contains information on job creation; property values; heritage tourism; economic development; museums and the arts; film production; sustainable communities; transportation enhancements; and smart growth.

Investing in Our Communities: Maryland's Heritage Areas Program (2003)
This 48-page report includes discussion of the economic development aspects of heritage areas and their economic impacts.

Massachusetts

Economic Impacts of Historic Preservation in Massachusetts  (2002)
The 11-page executive summary of a larger report is available online.

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Michigan

Investing in Michigan's Future: The Economic Benefits of Historic Preservation(2002)
Report Card: The Economic Impacts of Historic Preservation in Michigan  (2006)
Two reports are available: a 20-page, full-color, illustrated study from 2002 and an 8-page, full-color, illustrated update from 2006. Key chapter/section titles of the original report: "Rehabilitation of Historic Buildings"; "Historic Districts and Property Values"; "Preservation and Michigan Tourism"

Missouri

Economic Impacts of Historic Preservation in Missouri (2001-2002)
Summary Report
Technical Report
Two reports are available: a 16-page illustrated summary and a 207-page study. Key chapter/section titles: "Profile of and Economic Impacts from Missouri Historic Rehabilitation"; "Profile of and Direct Economic Impacts from Missouri Heritage Tourism"; "Profile of and Economic Impacts from the Missouri Main Street Program"; "Profile of and Economic Impacts from the Missouri Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program"; "Putting the Economic Impacts of Historic Preservation in Perspective"

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Nebraska

Preservation at Work for the Nebraska Economy  (2007)
Summary Report
Technical Report
Two reports are available: a 16-page illustrated report and a 296-page technical report. They address rehabilitation, heritage tourism, the Main Street Program, historic sites and museums, historic tax credits, and historic property valuation.

New Jersey

Partners in Prosperity: The Economic Benefits of Historic Preservation in New Jersey
Summary Report (1998)
Technical Report (1997)
Two reports are available: a 20-page, illustrated summary and a 474-page technical report. Key chapter/section titles of the summary report include: "Preservation: An Economic Engine"; "Time Travelers: Profiting from the Past"; "Restored Buildings: Creating Jobs and Income"; "Benefiting the Community"; "Preservation Pays Its Way"

New York

New York: Profiting Through Preservation (2000)
A 28-page, illustrated report. Key chapter/section titles:
"Historic Preservation, Economic Development, and Jobs"; "Historic Preservation and Housing"; "Historic Preservation and Tourism"; "Historic Preservation, Arts, and Culture"

Oklahoma

Economic Impacts of Historic Preservation in Oklahoma  (2008)
A 385-page report. Chapters address the economic impacts of rehabilitation, heritage tourism, the Oklahoma Main Street program, and tax credits, plus effects on property values.

Cover: The Economic Benefits of Historic Preservation Activities in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

The Economic Benefits of Historic Preservation Activities in Pennsylvania(2011)
A 90-page, full-color, illustrated report. The report addresses the federal historic preservation tax credit, property values, heritage tourism, and the Main Street program. The report also projects the potential economic impact of a state-level historic rehabilitation tax credit program.

South Carolina

Smiling Faces Historic Places: The Economic Benefits of Historic Preservation in South Carolina (2003)
A 15-page, illustrated report. Key chapter/section titles:
"Preservation and Job Creation"; "Preservation and Property Values"; "Preservation and Heritage Tourism"; "Preservation and Downtown Revitalization"; "Preservation and Affordable Housing"

Tennessee

Banking on Tennessee’s History: The Economic Value of Historic Preservation to the People of Tennessee  (2005)
This 16-page, full-color, illustrated reports addresses public/private partnerships, downtown revitalization, job creation, heritage tourism, and property values.

Texas

Historic Preservation at Work for the Texas Economy (1999)
A 22-page illustrated report. For further information on the companion technical study, Economic Impacts of Historic Preservation in Texas, contact the Texas State Historic Preservation Office (www.thc.state.tx.us/). Key chapter/section titles:
"Historical Designations Improve Property Values"; "Incentives For Historic Properties Attract Reinvestment"; "Historic Building Rehabilitation Rebuilds Texas Communities"; "Preservation of Historic Properties Creates Jobs"; "Texas' Heritage Attracts Tourists"; "History Museums Draw Tourists and Return Dollars to the Economy"; "Revitalization of Texas Main Streets Makes Good Business Sense"

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Utah

Profits Through Preservation: The Economic Impact of Preservation in Utah
Executive Summary
PowerPoint Presentation
Both a summary report and a PowerPoint presentation (in PDF format) are available. The study looks at jobs, heritage tourism, property values, environmental responsibility, downtown revitalization, and issues of fiscal responsibility.

Washington

The Economic Benefits of Historic Preservation in Washington State (2006)
Executive Summary
Summary Report
Technical Report
Three versions of this report are available: a 6-page, full-color, illustrated executive summary; a 14-page summary; and a 72-page technical report. Key topics include historic rehabilitation, the Main Street Program, heritage tourism, and the impact of historic designation on property values

West Virginia

Economic Impact of Historic Preservation in West Virginia (1997)
Key issues addressed in this 36-page report include non-residential construction, heritage tourism, property values, and leadership development.

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Posted September 27, 2013

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