2012 Yearly Reinvestment Statistics

The Main Street Program's Economic Success

Historic Preservation = Economic Development

The cumulative success of the Main Street Approach® and Main Street programs on the local level has earned this revitalization strategy a reputation as one of the most powerful economic development tools in the nation. The National Trust Main Street Center annually collects statistical information on economic activity in local Main Street programs throughout the country. The following estimates are based on statistics gathered from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012 for all designated(i) Main Street communities nationwide.

2012 Reinvestment Statistics

  Dollars Reinvested:

  - Total reinvestment in physical improvements from public and private sources.

$2.1 Billion

  Net gain in businesses:

4,732

  Net gain in jobs:

24,700

  Number of building rehabilitations:

7,254

 

Previous Yearly Statistics

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

Note:

(i) There were 1,048 programs included in this report.