• 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 24, 2014


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...

July 22, 2014


Placemaking, and why it’s important to the Rocky Mountain West

Placemaking is about making great places. Great places are aesthetically pleasing to the eye and physically well-engineered, but they also make you feel a certain way. You know you’re in...


Reconsidering the Curve

Join us this Wednesday for our Community Builders Webinar, “Reconsidering the Curve: A Small Town Rightsizing Story,” with Aaron Qualls, Senior Planner from Sandpoint, Idaho. Aaron will discuss how Sandpoint has worked with the Idaho Department of Transportation to efficiently … [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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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...

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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....