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Fourth Economy helps communities and organizations create strategic, equitable, and resilient economies.

About Us

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.

Our Values


Economic Strategy

  • Economic vision and action plans

  • Downtown, Main Street and neighborhoods

  • Innovation & entrepreneurship

  • Outdoor and cultural economy 

  • Feasibility and Impact Analysis

Economic Equity

  • Climate change and economic impacts

  • Workforce and Affordable housing 

  • Economic mobility 

  • Industry & market trend forecasting

  • Jobs of the future and workforce

Economic Resilience

  • 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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Example Projects