Building Communities
Latest Blog Posts
 
 
   
Whether you are broadly setting the direction for your community, informing a land-use plan, creating a more effective and relevant (EDA) Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), mobilizing a HUD-funded Regional Plan for Sustainable Development or any other community-based planning pursuit, the Building Communities process can be the catalyst for positive action ahead.
 

Our brand of community and economic development strategic planning is different than any other process. We know because we invented it.

Decades ago, a generic strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats (SWOT) analysis was the common approach. More recently, the SWOT process evolved into what has became known as Asset-based Community Development (ABCD).

Building Communities is the third generation of strategic planning for communities. We take the strengths of both older approaches to create a very fast-paced process that is immensely engaging for community leaders and volunteers.

 
 

Empowering Regional Planning with Strong, Local Roots

Regional planning is important, but can become meaningless if it is not rooted in local engagement, decisions and action. Building Communities integrates regional planning with local processes in order to maintain local priorities and actions while preserving and enhancing the benefits of regional planning. Here are our two most recent regional plans:

The fast-growing rural region of Western North Dakota

The Native American Tribe-centered region of Northeast Arizona

 
 
THE LATEST FROM THE GRAPEVINE
"The strategic plan created by the Bodaway Gap Chapter of Navajo Nation received praise from Navajo Nation president Ben Shelly on June 21, 2014. The plan has effectively leveraged over $3.2 million in grant funding within three months of its completion."

Brian Kensley, Chapter Manager - Bodaway/Gap Chapter

 

QuickLinks   Feedback Center   Staff Tools   Contact  

Home

FAQ

Contact Us

Report a Broken Link

Report Other Problem

Site Suggestions

Login

Brian Cole

Kevin Bradford

Jennifer Watkins

Karalea Cox

Marshall Whitmire

Mike Rasmussen

 

©2013 Building Communities, Inc.