Stimulate the Economy while Creating Jobs

January 16, 2009

Old House Handy Man, Alan Miller, posts about historic preservation’s benefit to the economy.

Miller links to a story from The Journal Record in Oklahoma City. The story quotes a study conducted by Preservation Oklahoma and says that historic preservation work generates $166 million in labor income, $243 million in gross state product, about $194 million in in-state wealth and $25 million in state and local taxes. We’re on the forefront of a whole new way of thinking about our built environment. The sooner decision-makers embrace concepts like historic preservation, the sooner our economy will start to reap the benefits. What do you think?