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Fourth Economy helps communities and organizations create strategic, equitable, and resilient economies.
Fourth Economy is a national community and economic development consulting firm that focuses on fostering action to create great communities, impactful organizations, and strong economies.
Economic vision and action plans
Downtown, Main Street and neighborhoods
Innovation & entrepreneurship
Outdoor and cultural economy
Feasibility and Impact Analysis
Climate change and economic impacts
Workforce and Affordable housing
Industry & market trend forecasting
Jobs of the future and workforce
Human-centered climate impact adaptation
Environment-related economy impact analysis
Economic disparity analysis
Quality of place
Strategy, program design, and evaluation
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Many of our most interesting projects stem from conversations with communities about where they are and where they want to be. Our specialty is in developing strategies that help communities achieve their goals. If you’d like to delve deeper, reach out! We'd love to connect with you.
Our team is part of a global network of consultants at Steer.
In 2021 Fourth Economy joined Steer, strengthening and complementing their team with economic development services across North America, allowing us to offer a comprehensive approach that embraces people, skills, enterprise, infrastructure, mobility, and innovation. Steer has built a national reputation as a leader in transportation planning and advisory. Together, we bring a rigorous, data-driven approach to understanding the opportunities and limitations of economic development initiatives within communities, nationally and globally.
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