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The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota was formed in 1981 to preserve, protect, and promote Minnesota's historic resources.
The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota is the statewide, private, non-profit organization advocating for the preservation of Minnesota's historic resources.
The Alliance was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 1981 by Minnesota citizens concerned about the future of the state's architectural and cultural landmarks. Now celebrating its 28th anniversary, the Alliance has grown into a network representing thousands of individuals, businesses and groups throughout Minnesota.
Beyond our membership, we collaborate and partner with other organizations and agencies from the national to the local level. Through all of our programs, publications, and outreach efforts, the Alliance services more than 100 Minnesota communities each year.
The Alliance's mission is "to preserve, protect, and promote Minnesota's historic resources." We are a dynamic and growing organization that positions itself at the center of a statewide network of individuals and organizations interested in preserving our communities' unique historic assets.
Our mission is achieved when our communities are healthy and vital. Community vitality centers around livable neighborhoods and a thriving economic core. The preservation of our existing infrastructure, including housing, transportation networks, commercial centers, parks and open space, not only creates viable cities, but it can also be done with relation to all income levels. The Alliance exists to be a source of information, assistance, and inspiration to those who seek to preserve every community's unique sense of place.
We empower communities with the tools that they need to preserve their historic assets. These tools include many types of resources from technical services to improving local advocacy skills. Our ability to reach out to communities is integral to our state's success economically and culturally. By providing communities with information about tax credits, façade easements, and grant resources, we are able to promote economic activity in our urban, suburban, and rural communities. We can stabilize and reinvigorate Minnesota's regional centers through the organization and promotion of the Main Street program. Furthermore, we can empower citizens, decision makers, and local businesses to support historic preservation resulting in increased small business incubation space and cultural heritage tourism initiatives. The result is community pride, civic engagement, and economic development activity.
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