Main Street’s Impact in Washington State
December 22, 2022 | 3:29 pm
from Washington Trust
In 2019, the Washington Trust commissioned a study of the impact of Washington Main Street, a program that we manage in partnership with the Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation. The findings, released July 2020, paint a detailed and data-driven picture of the tremendous economic, fiscal, and community impact of Main Street in Washington State.
The Main Street Approach™ is a tried and true economic development tool that capitalizes on a community’s unique assets. Even with its 40-year history as a national movement and countless stories of success in our state, we were floored to learn the full scope and depth of Main Street’s impact in Washington during a relatively short period of time (2011-2019).