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Fourth Economy employs a team of researchers, analysts, and practitioners who have worked in economic development agencies, industry, non-profit organizations, and tier-one research institutions. Our team's expertise includes equitable economic development, economic mobility and resiliency, innovation economies and entrepreneurship, labor and workforce development, housing, infrastructure, and more.

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Aug 5, 2022

Rhode Island Announces $2.9 Million in Placemaking Grants

Fourth Economy's Rich Overmoyer contributed to grant writing that secured $88,358.64 for Event Programming that Newport County Development Council will use to deliver a range of one-day to series events including hosting the Aquidneck Growers Market, Broadway Street Fair, and Outdoor Art Biennial Exhibition.

Rhode Island Announces $2.9 Million in Placemaking Grants

Aug 3, 2022

Berks Commissioners Adopt IMAGINE Berks Strategic Economic Development Action Plan

The Berks County Commissioners formally adopted IMAGINE Berks, the Strategic Economic Development Action Plan prepared by Fourth Economy for the County. This plan identifies key principles that are intended to guide all suggested investments and action steps within the plan, as well as six priority areas: Business & Industry Growth, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Infrastructure & Land Use, Talent & Economic Mobility, Housing, and Placemaking.

Berks Commissioners Adopt IMAGINE Berks Strategic Economic Development Action Plan

Aug 2, 2022

Jefferson Regional Foundation Announces New CEO

Fourth Economy Client, Jefferson Regional Foundation, has appointed Trisha M. Gadson, Ph.D. as its new Chief Executive Officer. The foundation maintains assets of over $107 million and is dedicated to investing in the health and vitality of the communities served by Jefferson Hospital in the South Hills and lower Mon Valley of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Jefferson Regional Foundation Announces New CEO

Jul 13, 2022

Riverlife Leads PA Waterfront Development Tax Credit Expansion

We are excited to see our work continue to make an impact. In 2016 Fourth economy helped design the Waterfront Development Tax Credit to spur private investment and a more formal recognition of our waterfront assets. This expansion will pay great dividends to the Commonwealth.

Riverlife Leads PA Waterfront Development Tax Credit Expansion

Jun 21, 2022

Artworks Gwinnett Kicks Off Year-Long Arts and Culture Master Plan

Working with Lord Cultural Resources, Fourth Economy is supporting the development of Gwinnett County (GA)’s first ever comprehensive Creative Economy Master Plan. The plan aims to promote arts and culture resources as an engine of growing the County’s economic and cultural prosperity.

Artworks Gwinnett Kicks Off Year-Long Arts and Culture Master Plan

Jun 15, 2022

Prosper’s Black Ecosystem Report and the Impact on Businesses in Birmingham

Fourth Economy has wrapped up our work with Prosper Birmingham on this ground-breaking report intended to shed light on the area’s Black-owned business ecosystem. The Black Ecosystem Report is one of three pillars under Prosper’s Black-Owned Business Acceleration initiative. We are looking forward to this work leading to solutions for Black business owners in Birmingham.

Prosper’s Black Ecosystem Report and the Impact on Businesses in Birmingham

Jan 31, 2022

PA Municipalities Consider Using ARPA Funds for Outdoor Recreation

In 2021 Fourth Economy worked with the York County Economic Alliance to develop an Economic Development Plan which identified a set of priorities, action and implementation plans, and identified a number of potential initiatives and funding sources. The plan identified "investment in trails, public spaces, and other outdoor recreation amenities" as a catalyst for economic growth.

PA Municipalities Consider Using ARPA Funds for Outdoor Recreation

Dec 9, 2021

Whoa, CMU’s National Robotics Engineering Center has helped launch a ton of Pittsburgh tech companies

Technical.ly Recognizes Fourth Economy’s Report on National Robotics Engineering Center’s Industry Cluster Creation

Whoa, CMU’s National Robotics Engineering Center has helped launch a ton of Pittsburgh tech companies

Dec 1, 2021

Great Allegheny Passage proves to be 'economic highway'

Cumberland Times-News Recognizes Fourth Economy’s contribution to the Great Allegheny Passage’s Development, bringing $121 million to the region alongside the 150 mile trail

Great Allegheny Passage proves to be 'economic highway'

Jun 15, 2021

Communities along White River form coalition to leverage new statewide grant funding

Indiana Business Journal recognizes Fourth Economy’s Role in White River communities’ READI Grant submission, projected to attract a cumulative $2 billion

Communities along White River form coalition to leverage new statewide grant funding