The National Trust for Historic Preservation Joins Coalition "America’s Voice for Conservation, Recreation and Preservation"
Coalition Touts New Report on Economic Benefits of Preservation, Conservation
Posted October 31, 2011 | Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-588-6141
Washington, D.C. – The National Trust for Historic Preservation, as part of a coalition of nonprofits called the “America’s Voice for Conservation, Recreation and Preservation,” released an eye-opening new economic report that demonstrates the important economic benefits of historic preservation and natural resource conservation at a 2 pm press conference today. Stephanie Meeks, President of the National Trust for Historic Preservation joined Theodore Roosevelt IV and counterparts from the Wilderness Society, Ducks Unlimited and The Nature Conservancy in making remarks and also released the following written statement:
“This report shows just how historic preservation has proven its value many times over. The remarkable impact of the federal historic rehabilitation tax credit is just one example, creating over 2 million jobs since its inception and leveraging $90.4 billion in private investment. Preservation projects not only generate economic activity—it brings people together and creates a legacy for future generations.”
Representatives of the Coalition shared highlights of several studies that comprise the “Economics Associated with Outdoor Recreation, Natural Resources Conservation and Historic Preservation in the United States” report, namely one conducted by Rutgers University that states the strong economic impact of the federal historic tax credit program. A summary of highlights from Rutgers University’s Second Annual Report on the Economic Impact of the Federal Historic Tax Credit may be found at www.PreservationNation.org/taxcredits.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately funded nonprofit organization, works to save America’s historic places.