Preserving the Past, Fortifying the Future: The Economic Case for Historic Preservation presented by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
“From enhancing real estate values, to fostering local businesses, preservation keeps historic main streets and downtowns economically viable. In places that have preserved their historic character, heritage tourism is a real and tangible economic force.
“Developers are discovering that money spent rehabilitating historic buildings is an investment in the future—these structures become showpieces of a rejuvenated city and spaces for new and existing businesses to prosper.
“Featuring preservationists, economists, businesses, and regional success stories, this virtual program will provide a deep dive into the lesser-known advantages of revitalizing and repurposing historic spaces.
Watch the panel discussion link with guests including Carolyn Cawley (US Chamber Foundation), Katherine Malone-France (National Trust), Donovan Rypkema (Place Economic), Alex Weld (Wheeling Heritage), RJ Wolney (Bedrock Detroit), Michael Carney (US Chamber Foundation)