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Cities and towns are beginning to recognize the financial, cultural, and historical importance of buildings, structures, natural areas, and other places. As a result, there is an increasing need for historic preservationists. Despite this growth, funding for historic preservation is largely tied to the health of the economy. When the economy is strong, private organizations and government agencies can allot more funds to historic preservation projects. When the economy is weak, there are fewer funds available, and preservation projects, even employment for historic preservationists, may be limited. As always, those with the most experience and training will have the best employment prospects.