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December 19, 2014


What we’re reading – public investment

Private investment follows public investment-In Bozeman Montana, There has been a burst of development surrounding a new parking garage built by the city, including a proposed five-story mixed-use building. A...

December 5, 2014


What we’re reading – putting local businesses on the map

We are back from Thanksgiving and perusing the web once again. Here are a few items you should know about: With help from Google, Missoula, Montana is putting local businesses...


What We’re Reading – knowledge workers

Hi folks, here are a few gems from the internet this week: How can communities attract “knowledge workers”? One way is to build better broadband connectivity. Tough times for young professionals: the best cities with the best job prospects are … [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....