Economic Impact Studies

The economic benefits of NHAs are realized primarily through tourism and visitation. Each NHA coordinating entity serves as a catalyst for economic development within the regions they operate, which can be seen with annual Economic Impact Studies.

2017 Reports:

The Economic Impact of National Heritage Areas: A Case Study Approach - These reports have been prepared to provide information demonstrating the economic benefits supported by National Heritage Areas in the United States.

Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area - January 2017

Baltimore National Heritage Area - August 2017

Blue Ridge National Heritage Area – Economic Impact Brochure

Crossroads of the American Revolution - March 2017

Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area - June 2017

National Coal Heritage Area - January 2017

Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Heritage District - July 2017

The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor - January 2017

Wheeling National Heritage Area - June 2017


2015 Reports:

The Economic Impact of National Heritage Areas - A Case Study Analysis of Six National Heritage Areas in the Northeast and Midwest Regions - This report has been prepared to provide information demonstrating the economic benefits supported by National Heritage Areas in the United States. Sites examined include Erie Canalway, The Journey Through Hallowed Ground, Schuylkill River, Upper Housatonic, MotorCities, and Ohio & Erie Canalway.

A Case Study Analysis of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor

A Case Study Analysis of the Journey Through Hallowed Ground NHA

A Case Study Analysis of MotorCities National Heritage Area

A Case Study Analysis of Schuylkill River National Heritage Area

A Case Study Analysis of Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area

A Case Study Analysis of the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area


2014 Report:

Economic and Community Impact of National Heritage Area Sites - This report has been prepared to provide information demonstrating the economic benefits supported by National Heritage Areas in the United States. Sites examined include Essex National Heritage Area, Oil Region National Heritage Area, and Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area.


2013 Report:

The Economic Impact of National Heritage Areas - This report contains a case study analysis of 6 National Heritage Area sites in the Northeast Region of the United States and projections on the national impact of all National Heritage Areas.

Last updated: June 7, 2018

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