IMPACT AND ECONOMIC BENEFITS
Cultural Heritage tourists cultural heritage tourism is not only concerned with identification, management and protection of the heritage values but it must also be involved in understanding the impact of tourism on communities and regions, achieving economic and social benefits, providing financial resources for protection, as well as marketing and promotion. (J. M. Fladmark, 1994).
Heritage tourist are those tourists who visit a site of historical or cultural value. Any truly effective program for the preservation of cultural resources must understand, plan for and, where possible, capitalize on the complex relationships between societal forces and the historic environment.
Population pressures combined with economic growth in some areas may create an environment of rapid change, but can also present an opportunity to encourage reinvestment in historic downtown commercial districts, historic neighborhoods, and other cultural resources that can serve the needs of a growing population.
Historic districts play a vital role, not only in conveying a sense of how we lived, but also in preserving a livable, walkable environment for people and families.
Construction cost create a secondary impact that magnify rehabilitations contribution to the economy, but with economic pressures and shifts in housing expectations may lead to new construction or unsympathetic remodeling, changing the historic character of the neighborhoods. houses and other buildings may be threatened with neglect or demolition.
Direct impact consist of purchase is made specifically for a rehabilitation project purchases such as finance insurance, inspection fees, tools and machinery, building materials, construction site preparation, architectural design etc.
The indirect impact consist of spending on goods and services by industries that produces the items purchased by the contractors who are preserving the property. Purchases such as paper products, trucking and warehousing, wholesale services and retail, fabricated metals, glass, clay, gravel and stone, machine components, wood products and lumber etc.
Finally, induce impacts our measure of household spending. They are current score of expenditures made by the households of the construction workers on a preservation project, as well as households of employees of the supplying industries, When we account for these multiplied effects generated by historic and rehabilitation activity, we find that historic rehabilitation supports jobs yearly that adds yearly income is two families And Generates dollars in state and local taxes each year, public transit, purchases of cars and gasoline, utilities, retail services, medical services and insurance etc.
The importance of historic preservation to our state’s unique identity, economic development, tourism, and community planning can not be overstated we know that the real work of preservation happens on the local level. Preserve HIstoric Wyoming will be most effective working in partnership with individuals and entities on the local, state, and federal levels to encourage and facilitate preservation activities.
Working smart to make the most of existing resources will be a priority. It is the intent of the staff of the Preserve Historic Wyoming to continue to provide the highest level of service to ensure that Cheyenne's unique historic fabric and authentic character remains intact for future generations.