Main Street Impact 2016

Reinvestment on the Rise

$71.35 billion reinvested, 131,974 businesses started, 583,869 jobs created,

and 267,805 buildings rehabilitated since 1980.bg5.jpg

Historic Preservation = Economic Impact

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.

2016 Reinvestment Statistics

Dollars Reinvested*:
$4.65 billion
Buildings Rehabilitated: 8,042
Net Gain in Jobs: 27,462
Net Gain in Businesses: 5,616
The following estimates are based on statistics gathered from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016 for all designated Main Street communities nationwide. There were 1,052 programs included in this report.
*Total reinvestment in physical improvements from public & private sources
These statistics were originally published on June 16, 2017, and revised on August 16, 2017.
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