Preserving the Past Fortifying the Future
From enhancing real estate values, to fostering local businesses, preservation keeps historic main streets and downtowns economically viable. In places that have preserved their historic character, heritage tourism is a real and tangible economic force.
Developers are discovering that money spent rehabilitating historic buildings is an investment in the future—these structures become showpieces of a rejuvenated city and spaces for new and existing businesses to prosper.
Featuring preservationists, economists, businesses, and regional success stories, this virtual program will provide a deep dive into the lesser-known advantages of revitalizing and repurposing historic spaces.Featured Speakers
Carolyn Cawley, President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Katherine Malone-France, Chief Preservation Officer, National Trust for Historic Preservation
Blake Opal-Wahoske, Executive Director, Wausau River District
Donovan Rypkema, Principal, PlaceEconomics
Alex Weld, Incoming Executive Director, Wheeling Heritage
RJ Wolney, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Bedrock Detroit, A Quicken Loans Partner Company