Historic preservation and cultural heritage
Historic preservation has proven to be economically beneficial for San Antonio. Historic sites and districts can generate employment opportunities, additional tax dollars, local business development, tourism revenue, downtown revitalization and myriad other contributions to the local economy. We can trace that economic impact directly back to efforts to protect and preserve our historic and cultural resources. Beyond generating revenue and creating jobs, historic preservation is a proven and effective tool for a wide range of public goals including small business incubation, affordable housing, sustainable development, neighborhood stabilization, center city revitalization, promotion of the arts and culture, small town renewal, heritage tourism and economic development.