Route 66 Economic Impact Study - Technical Report, Volume II - Tales from the Mother Road: Case Studies of the People and Places of Route 66
To better understand and quantify the positive effects of historic preservation along Route 66 and related tourism activities, an Economic Impact Study was undertaken by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, in collaboration with the US National Park Service and World Monuments Fund, with the support of American Express. This volume presents a series of informative case studies from communities along the 2,400 mile stretch of highway. While the interstates have bypassed entire towns and created economic hardship for many, others have capitalized on their Route 66 heritage as a catalyst for community revitalization. Through the preservation and adaptive reuse of historic resources, in particular, many communities have reinvigorated tourism along the Route and reaped the economic benefits.