First Slide

"This book is an original, a first! I profited from it greatly, and I quote from it in my speeches."

              - William H. Hudnut III, former 4-term Mayor of Indianapolis, Senior Fellow - Urban Land Institute; Past President - National League of Cities

Second Slide

"A modern classic. Few books have so quickly and effectively reshaped our dialogue and assumptions about the future of economic development."

              - Tim Fields, Assistant Administrator for Solid Waste & Emergency Response, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Third Slide

"The most important and valuable business book I have read in many years."

              - Don Pross, Director of Planning & Real Estate Development for Amtrak

Fourth Slide

"A must-read for businesspeople and policymakers!"

              - Greg Watson, VP, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative

Fifth Slide

"The Restoration Economy is required reading here at Weston Solutions."

              - Bill Robertson, Chairman, Weston Solutions, & former Associate Chief of Engineers at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Sixth Slide

"What an eye-opener!"

              - Dr. Neil Ogg, Associate Vice President, Public Service & Agriculture, Clemson University

Seventh Slide

"To say your book has been an inspiration to me is an understatement."

              - Dan Peterson, Adam Commercial Real Estate Services

This is the book that started it all: the first time all of the industries and disciplines that are restoring our natural & built environments were revealed as a single global trend. The Restoration Economy is the original book on regenerative growth: the first to document the "hidden", multi-trillion-dollar economic sector that is revitalizing our communities, our nations, and our natural resources.  Regenerative growth is also called "restorative development": in it lies the future of our civilization, and our planet.


The Restoration Economy describes a huge, fast-growing new growth frontier for entrepreneurs, investors, & organizational leaders, not to mention graduates looking for the most personally fulfilling and financially rewarding career path.

The Restoration Economy is recommended reading in hundreds of higher education courses–from public policy, to environment, to business–at universities worldwide, such as the Politecnico di Milano and the Politecnico di Torino (both in Italy). It’s required reading for an increasing number of degrees, such as the Civil Engineering Technology Program at Seneca College in Toronto, Canada.

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Storm is Executive Director of RECONOMICS Institute in Washington, DC, and Editor of REVITALIZATION: The Journal of Economic & Environmental Resilience.

Since 2002, Storm has been helping public and private leaders worldwide understand:
1) the community/regional economic revitalization process, and
2) how to strategically position their career, or their organization, within that process.