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Heritage and the Economy

The historic environment has a close connection to economic activity. A great many of our jobs and enterprises are dependent on, attracted to or based in historic buildings and spaces.

Heritage and the Economy 2017 summarises findings from studies on heritage and economic activity and also introduces new research: the Heritage Economic Impact Indicator Workbook 2017.

Heritage Economic Impact Indicator Workbook

The Heritage Economic Impact Indicator Workbook 2017 is an interactive Excel-based workbook that estimates the national and regional economic impact of the heritage sector.

For a more detailed explanation of the workbook, please refer to our technical document below:

Heritage economy in the regions

We have also summarised the main findings from the workbook in a set of regional heritage economy documents:

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