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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

  • Community vision development

  • Economic impact analysis

  • Comprehensive and neighborhood plans

  • Strategic planning

  • Feasibility studies

Equitable Development

  • Inclusive recovery efforts

  • Focus on underrepresented communities

  • Economic disparity mitigation

  • Barrier elimination

Resilient Economies

  • Human-centered climate impact mitigation

  • Environmental-related economy impacts

  • Industry impact analysis and program development

  • Shock and stress scenario exploration

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Our Work

Fourth Economy takes a unique approach to working with our clients as partners. We effectively blend both quantitative and qualitative inputs at every point in the process. Most importantly, our focus is on developing realistic recommendations that can be easily understood and readily implemented.

Example Projects


Recent Dispatches From Our Blog

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Get in Touch

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.