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Maryland Historical Trust Releases Economic Impact Study for 13 Maryland Certified Heritage Areas in Maryland

Maryland’s 13 heritage areas, funded through the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) and overseen by the Maryland Heritage Area Authority (MHAA) generated a total impact on the state’s economy of more than $2.4 billion in FY19, according to an economic contribution analysis released today. The study further concluded that the economic activity of MHAA supported or sustained 33,815 jobs throughout the state. “Maryland’s investment in MHAA is generating a valuable economic impact on the region and helping support the development of livable communities across the state,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “Through our rich network of heritage organizations, we are able to connect visitors – and Marylanders – to the stories and places that helped compose and conserve the Maryland experience.” The study, which analyzed FY19, is a strong indicator of the need for ongoing investment in heritage tourism in a post-COVID landscape. The study measured the economic contribution of MHAA, 13 Certified Heritage Areas, and heritage tourism, and provides individual impact analyses of the state’s certified heritage areas. “Maryland’s heritage areas are giving a voice to the stories of small communities that have made an enormous cultural, environmental, and historical impact on Maryland,” said Robert S. McCord, Esq., Maryland Secretary of […]

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