• RESTORE in print

    Our RESTORE commercial market analysis is gaining attention in land-use and development circles, as well as mainstream media.

  • Placemaking

    There are places we are heading to, and places we are just passing through. We delve into the concept of placemaking, and explore what it means to the Rocky Mountain West.

  • Commercial market analysis

    Thirty-two towns, eleven case studies, and one year in the making, the RESTORE commercial market analysis is here.



At Community Builders, we know that a strong community creates a stronger economy. We provide information, research, insight and analysis for developers, realtors, planners, public officials and engaged citizens who are actively building stronger economies in the towns and cities of the American West. Learn more about our Building Blocks platform here and more about who we are here.


July 28, 2014


Webinar Recap: Reconsidering the Curve

We had a great webinar last week with Aaron Qualls, senior planner from Sandpoint, Idaho. Aaron discussed how Sandpoint has worked with the Idaho Department of Transportation to move traffic...

July 25, 2014


What We’re Reading – Good news for our region

Good news for our region (MT, ID, WY & CO): we’re happy, mostly. It’s true, check out this map. Good news and not-so-good news on the American housing front. The...


Community Builders’ RESTORE report receives attention from media

When they say, “newspapers are dead,” what they really mean is “newsprint is dying.” The internet is alive and well, as we could tell by recent traffic bumps on our site thanks to coverage of our RESTORE commercial market analysis … [more]

View all videos


This video is about choices. We explore why choices matter when it comes to building thriving communities and how, looking forward, we can make wise choices about the future.
View all videos

Join Our Mailing List


Southern Lights, Billings MT

Community Builders Webinar Series

The Community Builders Webinar Series showcases the stories of people in the business of building stronger communities. We feature developers, planners, and community leaders who are at work creating complete...


Featured Publication: RESET Report

What’s selling, who’s buying it, and why? These are some of the questions examined in our report, RESET: Assessing Future Housing Markets in the Rocky Mountain West. This study explores...

Buena Vista

What is the Community Builders Network?

Community Builders… Ok, what the heck does that mean?  Is it a person?  A group of people?  A whole town?  Can you be a community builder?  Yes, yes and yes....