2008 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, 2008 to December 31, 2008 for all designated(i) Main Street communities nationwide.

2008 Reinvestment Statistics

Dollars Reinvested:

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

$3.25 Billion

Net gain in businesses:

5,110

Net gain in jobs:

22,380

Number of building rehabilitations:

8,699

 

Previous Yearly Statistics

2012

2011

2010

2009

2007

2006

Note:

(i) There were 1,069 programs included in this report.