Who We Are

Historic Revitalization for Missouri is a non-profit organization dedicated to revitalization of town squares, downtown commerce and neighborhoods and making Heritage Tourism and the related economic impact it can bring to Missouri, a central component of the economic development strategy of Missouri.  The organization is governed by civic leaders from across Missouri.

 Chief among our leading concerns is the promotion and continued use of the Missouri Rehabilitation Tax Credit.  Historic Revitalization for Missouri works with state and local elected officials, economic development officials, historic preservation organizations to educate the public about the how the usage of tax credits bring economic benefits to local communities. 

About Historic Preservation Tax Credits

Since its inception in 1998, the Historic Tax Credit is an important program which has helped to support more than $8 billion in private investment in the renovation of historic communities.  More than preserving individual buildings, this program creates jobs and contributes to local economies by spurring development and investment in blighted areas.  

 By providing an incentive for the redevelopment of commercial and residential historic structures in Missouri and are open to any taxpayer across the state. The program provides state tax credits equal to 25% of eligible costs and expenses of the rehabilitation of the approved historic structures.

 These resources demonstrate how state and federal Historic Tax Credit is a proven job-creating, community-revitalizing investment throughout the nation.

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It is easy to demonstrate the value of the Missouri Historic Tax Credit.

From Joplin to Cape Girardeau and Kansas City to Springfield, credits have been used to attract new private capital to the historic cores of cities and main streets across Missouri. This investment has, in turn, enhanced property values, created jobs, generated local, state and federal tax revenues, and revitalized communities.

 Your voice is needed if we are to ensure historic tax credit is enhanced in tax reform and not weakened or eliminated in Missouri.  

 Historic Revitalization for Missouri frequently turns to grassroots supporters to help effect change at the local, state, and federal level. This includes advocating for preservation funding and influencing key legislation that protects our state’s heritage. From speaking up for historic preservation tax credits to advocating locally for places in your community, join us in helping to revitalize our historic towns and neighborhoods.  

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