PROFITING FROM THE PAST:
STUDY FINDS GEORGIA MAKES CENTS OF HISTORY
According to a 1999 study released by the Historic Preservation Division (HPD) of the Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources and the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, many cities across Georgia are looking to a prosperous future by profiting from their past. The study, which examines the economic impact of historic preservation in the state, reports that preservation is an economic powerhouse that creates jobs, brings tourist dollars to communities, creates resources for investment in homes and small businesses, and revitalizes downtown business districts.
Profiting From The Past is a collaborative effort of the Historic Preservation Division, the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, the Georgia Main Street program, and numerous groups and individuals.