• Commercial market analysis

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

  • 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.

  • Click and learn

    Find your town on our RESTORE report’s data-driven map of commercial market trends in the Intermountain West.



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.


September 19, 2014


What we’re reading – Cities need nature

Here are a few items for your weekly reading pleasure: Cities need nature, but nature also needs cities. “There is simply no way we can protect and maintain a beautiful,...

September 18, 2014


Q & A with John Koval

September’s webinar featured John Koval, Director of Development at Coburn Development. He shared many great examples of recent projects, including mixed-use, affordable housing, infill, and more. Here are some of...


Meet the Master Builders: Andrea Davis

This week in the Meet the Master Builders Series, we are learning more about Andrea Davis, Executive Director of Homeword, an organization that develops sustainable, affordable housing, and provides tools for homebuyers to be self-sufficient and acheive their full potential. … [more]

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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.
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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...

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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....