PlaceEconomics is a private sector firm with over thirty years experience in the thorough and robust analysis of the economic impacts of historic preservation. We conduct studies, surveys, and workshops in cities and states across the country that are addressing issues of downtown, neighborhood, and commercial district revitalization and the reuse of historic buildings.

We specialize in quality, defensible research, and present findings clearly and effectively in formats that can be understood by academics, economists, mayors, city council members, property owners, and local stakeholders alike.

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Donovan Rypkema


Rodney Swink, FASLA, PLA

Senior Associate for Planning and Development

Katlyn Cotton

Director of Marketing and Design

Alyssa Frystak

Director of Research and Data Analytics

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