Over the last five years PlaceEconomics has done analyses of the impacts of historic preservation in nearly a dozen cities of all sizes throughout the United States. From that research they have assembled the twenty-four reasons why historic preservation is good for your city. This impressive list includes facts on how preservation benefits your community, from livability and housing to growing businesses and strengthened property values. Virginia’s Main Streets, including Staunton, are a great example.Thank you to PlaceEconomics and Donavan Rypkema, principal for presenting,  Twenty-four Reasons Historic Preservation is Good for Your Community; a straight-forward list of inspiring and stories for historic preservation. 24 Reasons HP Good For Communities-1