Main Street Reinvestment Statistics

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Main Street's Economic Impact

Historic Preservation = Economic Development

The cumulative success of the Main Street Approach® and Main Street programs on the local level has earned Main Street the reputation as one of the most powerful economic revitalization tools in the nation. The National Main Street Center conducts research to document this by annually collecting statistical information on the preservation, revitalization, and economic activities in local Main Street programs throughout the country. These estimates are based on cumulative statistics gathered from 1980 to December 31, 2016, for all designated Main Street communities nationwide.

Cumulative Reinvestment Statistics

  Dollars Reinvested:

  total reinvestment in physical improvements from public and private sources  

$71.35 billion


  Number of buildings rehabilitations:

267,805

  Net gain in jobs:

583,869

  Net gain in businesses:

131,974

Yearly Statistics

2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006