Report Nov 5, 2013

Economic Engine: An Analysis of the Potential Impact of a Pullman National Historical Park

NPCA, the City of Chicago, and Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives have released a study analyzing the projected economic impact of naming Pullman a national park.

Designating Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood as a national historical park will attract more than 300,000 visitors each year, create 350 jobs annually, $15 million in annual wages, and sustain $40 million in economic activity, mostly due to visitor spending according to a report released today. The report, Economic Engine: An Analysis of the Potential Impact of a Pullman National Historical Park, is a joint project of the City of Chicago, Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives, the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, and the National Parks Conservation Association. Market Feasibility Advisors, LLC was engaged to evaluate the economic impact that creating Chicago’s first national historical park at Pullman would have on the city and region.