Building Resilient Coastal Communities: Counties and the Digital Coast is a brief published by the National Association of Counties in partnership with Digital Coast. Highlighted in this brief are many of the resources that counties use to address coastal flooding, habitat conservation and land use. Our coastal counties face considerable challenges in fostering the growth of resilient communities. Counties have distinctive needs when dealing with changes in sea or lake level, temperature and frequent storm events. These challenges center on the availability of reliable, unbiased data and tools to adapt policies meeting the changing faces of our coasts. With over 4/5 of the United States population residing on the coast, these policies will shape the lives of many Americans in the next few decades.