Main Street Impact Prior Years

Reinvestment on the Rise

$78.98 billion reinvested, 143,613 businesses started, 640,017 jobs created, and 284,936 buildings rehabilitated since 1980.

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Main Street = Economic Impact

The cumulative success of the Main Street Approach® and Main Street America 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.

2018 Reinvestment Statistics

Dollars Reinvested*:
$4.25 billion
Buildings Rehabilitated: 8,146
Net Gain in Jobs: 25,301
Net Gain in Businesses: 5,310
Reinvestment Ratio**: $25.64:1
The following estimates are based on statistics gathered from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 for all designated Main Street communities nationwide. There were 1,147 programs included in this report.
*Total reinvestment in physical improvements from public & private sources
**The Reinvestment Ratio measures the amount of new investment that occurs, on average, for every dollar a participating community spends to support the operation of its Main Street program, based on median annual program costs reported to the National Main Street Center by its coordinating programs. This number is not cumulative and represents investment and organization budgets from January 1, 2018, to December 31, 2018.
Please note: The Dollars Reinvested and Reinvestment Ratio statistics originally reported were revised on June 27, 2019.

2016 Reinvestment Statistics

Dollars Reinvested*:
$4.65 billion
Buildings Rehabilitated: 8,042
Net Gain in Jobs: 27,462
Net Gain in Businesses: 5,616
Reinvestment Ratio: $32.12:1
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
**The Reinvestment Ratio measures the amount of new investment that occurs, on average, for every dollar a participating community spends to support the operation of its Main Street program, based on median annual program costs reported to the National Main Street Center by its coordinating programs. This number is not cumulative and represents investment and organization budgets from January 1, 2014, to December 31, 2014.

2014 Reinvestment Statistics

Dollars Reinvested*:
$3.1 billion
Buildings Rehabilitated: 8,294
Net Gain in Jobs: 28,340
Net Gain in Businesses: 5,548
Reinvestment Ratio**: $26.52:1
The following estimates are based on statistics gathered from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014 for all designated Main Street communities nationwide. There were 1,086 programs included in this report.
*Total reinvestment in physical improvements from public & private sources
**The Reinvestment Ratio measures the amount of new investment that occurs, on average, for every dollar a participating community spends to support the operation of its Main Street program, based on median annual program costs reported to the National Main Street Center by its coordinating programs. This number is not cumulative and represents investment and organization budgets from January 1, 2014, to December 31, 2014.

2012 Reinvestment Statistics

Dollars Reinvested*:
$2.1 billion
Buildings Rehabilitated: 7,254
Net Gain in Jobs: 24,700
Net Gain in Businesses: 4,732
Reinvestment Ratio**: $18:1
The following estimates are based on statistics gathered from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012 for all designated Main Street communities nationwide. There were 1,048 programs included in the report.
*Total reinvestment in physical improvements from public & private sources
**The Reinvestment Ratio measures the amount of new investment that occurs, on average, for every dollar a participating community spends to support the operation of its Main Street program, based on median annual program costs reported to the National Main Street Center by its coordinating programs. This number is not cumulative and represents investment and organization budgets from January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2012.

2010 Reinvestment Statistics

Dollars Reinvested*:
$2.24 billion
Buildings Rehabilitated: 5,332
Net Gain in Jobs: 18,990
Net Gain in Businesses: 5,332
Reinvestment Ratio**: $16:1
The following estimates are based on statistics gathered from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010 for all designated Main Street communities nationwide. There were 1,023 programs included in this report
*Total reinvestment in physical improvements from public & private sources
**The Reinvestment Ratio measures the amount of new investment that occurs, on average, for every dollar a participating community spends to support the operation of its Main Street program, based on median annual program costs reported to the National Main Street Center by its coordinating programs. This number is not cumulative and represents investment and organization budgets from January 1, 2010, to December 31, 2010.

2017 Reinvestment Statistics

Dollars Reinvested*:
$4.48 billion
Buildings Rehabilitated: 8,737
Net Gain in Jobs: 30,294
Net Gain in Businesses: 6,211
Reinvestment Ratio**: $26.43:1
The following estimates are based on statistics gathered from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017 for all designated Main Street communities nationwide.
*Total reinvestment in physical improvements from public & private sources
**The Reinvestment Ratio measures the amount of new investment that occurs, on average, for every dollar a participating community spends to support the operation of its Main Street program, based on median annual program costs reported to the National Main Street Center by its coordinating programs. This number is not cumulative and represents investment and organization budgets from January 1, 2017, to December 31, 2017.




2015 Reinvestment Statistics

Dollars Reinvested*:
$3.915 billion
Buildings Rehabilitated: 8,173
Net Gain in Jobs: 28,403
Net Gain in Businesses: 5,966
Reinvestment Ratio**: $26.14:1
The following estimates are based on statistics gathered from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015 for all designated Main Street communities nationwide. There were 1,074 programs included in this report.
*Total reinvestment in physical improvements from public & private sources
**The Reinvestment Ratio measures the amount of new investment that occurs, on average, for every dollar a participating community spends to support the operation of its Main Street program, based on median annual program costs reported to the National Main Street Center by its coordinating programs. This number is not cumulative and represents investment and organization budgets from January 1, 2014, to December 31, 2014.

2013 Reinvestment Statistics

Dollars Reinvested*:
$2.9 billion
Buildings Rehabilitated: 7,343
Net Gain in Jobs: 26,778
Net Gain in Businesses: 5,298
Reinvestment Ratio**: $33.28:1
The following estimates are based on statistics gathered from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013 for all designated Main Street communities nationwide. There were 1,048 programs included in this report.
*Total reinvestment in physical improvements from public & private sources
**The Reinvestment Ratio measures the amount of new investment that occurs, on average, for every dollar a participating community spends to support the operation of its Main Street program, based on median annual program costs reported to the National Main Street Center by its coordinating programs. This number is not cumulative and represents investment and organization budgets from January 1, 2014, to December 31, 2014.

2011 Reinvestment Statistics

Dollars Reinvested*:
$2.49 billion
Buildings Rehabilitated: 7,389
Net Gain in Jobs: 11,926
Net Gain in Businesses: 5,453
Reinvestment Ratio**: $18:1
The following estimates are based on statistics gathered from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011 for all designated Main Street communities nationwide. There were 1,018 programs included in this report.
*Total reinvestment in physical improvements from public & private sources
**The Reinvestment Ratio measures the amount of new investment that occurs, on average, for every dollar a participating community spends to support the operation of its Main Street program, based on median annual program costs reported to the National Main Street Center by its coordinating programs. This number is not cumulative and represents investment and organization budgets from January 1, 2011, to December 31, 2011.

2009 Reinvestment Statistics

Dollars Reinvested*:
$2.71 billion
Buildings Rehabilitated: 6,780
Net Gain in Jobs: 20,811
Net Gain in Businesses: 4,671
Reinvestment Ratio: $27:1
The following estimates are based on statistics gathered from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009 for all designated Main Street communities nationwide. There were 954 programs included in this report
*Total reinvestment in physical improvements from public & private sources
**The Reinvestment Ratio measures the amount of new investment that occurs, on average, for every dollar a participating community spends to support the operation of its Main Street program, based on median annual program costs reported to the National Main Street Center by its coordinating programs. This number is not cumulative and represents investment and organization budgets from January 1, 2009, to December 31, 2009.