Utah Heritage Foundation is taking the lead on conducting Utah's first statewide economic impact study of historic preservation. A Request for Proposals was issued on Friday, June 22 seeking consulting services for the study. Partners in this economic study composing a steering committee include: Cedar City Brian Head Tourism Bureau, George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Salt Lake City Corporation, Southern Utah University Regional Services, Utah Division of State History, Utah State Parks, Utah Heritage Foundation, and Utah Transit Authority.
Since the early 1980s, the majority of states have undertaken such as study with some even updating them once or twice. Those studies serve as the baseline for format and understanding for the Utah study. Most of them can be viewed on the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation's website. Of note recently are the Florida, Nebraska, and Texas studies.
We are pleased to distribute the attached Request for Proposals to provide consulting services for the study. The proposal process is outlined in the RFP document and proposals are due on July 15. Timeline for completion of the study is Spring 2013. On behalf of the steering committee, we are excited to have this long-awaited study underway.