By the Numbers: National Heritage Areas in 2016

The MotorCities National Heritage Area is one of just 49 National Heritage Areas in the U.S. Each one of these very unique and community-based organizations is working to preserve the stories and landscapes that shaped America. 

A look back at 2016 shows that National Heritage Areas leveraged $45.5 million in cash and in-kind support to carry out heritage projects and programs. MotorCities alone, on average, generates $410 million in economic impact which produces $35 million in tax revenue. 

MotorCities preserves and tells a story that cannot be told anywhere else – how our tinkerers became titans, how the area helped establish and expand the United States as an industrial power, and how the industry helped create the middle class. 

Read below for more on National Heritage Areas and how these origanizations are impacting regions across the country. 


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