Main Street Impact 2008

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.

2008 Reinvestment Statistics

Dollars Reinvested*:
$3.25 billion
Buildings Rehabilitated: 5,110
Net Gain in Jobs: 22,380
Net Gain in Businesses: 8,699
The following estimates are based on statistics gathered from January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008 for all designated Main Street communities nationwide. There were 1,069 programs included in this report
*Total reinvestment in physical improvements from public & private sources
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