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About Fourth Economy

Fourth Economy Consulting offers services that advance economic strategy, resilience, and equity. We specialize in helping public and private sector clients take meaningful action to create innovative, equitable, and sustainable outcomes. We aim to create more prosperous and equitable communities and organizations by working in partnership with leaders in government, business, and the community.


Our Vision

Our vision is a world where people are empowered to be co-creators of a sustainable economy that works for everyone.

Our Purpose

Fourth Economy takes a human-centered 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.


Our Values


We utilize people-centered practices to build trust and foster authentic relationships that lead to co-created solutions.


We embed exploration into our team culture and client work. We are energized by venturing down new pathways to uncover innovative strategies.


We utilize people-centered practices to build trust and foster authentic relationships that lead to co-created solutions.


We are passionate about creating a culture that prioritizes diversity, respect, and accessibility for our team members and clients.


We value thoughtful, personal approaches that are tailored to each unique engagement and centered around creating impact.

Our Capabilities

  • Economic Vision and Action Plans

  • CEDS and Economic Development Strategy

  • Outdoor and Cultural Economy Assessment and Planning

  • Feasibility, Site Selection, and Economic Impact Analysis

  • Housing Analysis

  • Industry and Market Trend Forecasting

  • Jobs of the Future and Workforce Analysis

  • Equitable Development Planning

  • EV Readiness Assessment

  • Strategy, Program Design, and Evaluation

  • Strategic Planning

  • Asset Mapping

  • Design, Branding and Place-based Marketing

  • Economic and Environmental Resilience Planning

  • Community Health and Family Supports Assessments

Where We've Worked

In addition to several national clients, Fourth Economy has supported clients from coast-to-coast. As a member of Steer, we are connected to a global network of consultants working across North America, Europe, India, and Latin America.

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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.

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