2018 Missouri Preservation Conference


The Impacts of Historic Preservation: What the Data Tells Us

As Director of Research for PlaceEconomics, Briana Grosicki has examined the impacts of community revitalization in over 15 states. That includes studies ranging from the historic tax credit in Oklahoma, to the Main Street program in Michigan, to the impact of historic preservation on New York City. She’ll share key findings from those reports plus the remarkable results of the analysis of the Missouri Main Street program completed last year.

Briana Grosicki

Briana Grosicki is Director of Research at PlaceEconomics, a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm that works at the nexus of economics and historic preservation. She is responsible for establishing research methodologies and ensuring accuracy in data analysis. Her work at PlaceEconomics supports the firm’s Main Street studies, economic impact studies, Relocal, and incentives initiative. Outside of work, Grosicki currently leads the Training Committee for the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions which helps build strong local preservation programs through education, advocacy, and training. Grosicki also volunteers on the Board of Directors for Preservation Action, and as a member of the Rust Belt Coalition of Young Preservationists and the Preservation Rightsizing Network. Grosicki served as Chair on her local municipal historic preservation commission in Muncie, Indiana and led a citywide parcel survey called ScoutMuncie. Grosicki received a self-designed BS in the Study of the Built Environment from the College of William and Mary and an MS in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania.