Nicole Muise-Kielkucki

Director of Economic Innovation

Nicole is a pragmatic leader who uses her skills and experience managing projects and teams to effectively inspire collaborative action. She brings a systems-approach to analyze situations, develop strategies and design new processes. She thrives in entrepreneurial environments where she can continuously learn and solve problems creatively. She currently serves as co-chair of the Pittsburgh Food Policy Council’s Regional Food Economy Working Group. Nicole enjoys spending time in the great outdoors, exploring new cities and cultures, and supporting the arts.

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Chatham University
Pittsburgh, PA

M.A., Food Studies

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

B.A., Political Science & Philosophy


Idea Foundry, Inc. 

Pittsburgh, PA

As Impact Innovations Director led accelerator and investment programs, and managed multiple teams and communications to provide business development services to participating entrepreneurs

Lawrenceville Farmers’ Market
Pittsburgh, PA

Executed vision of local council office and community development organization to grow market’s size, scope, and support

Measure What Matters (B-Lab)

Pittsburgh PA
Trained with B Lab on their impact measurement tool, B Analytics. Designed and ran pilot with 10 local impact-driven startup companies to test the viability of impact measurement and improvement strategies

Winchester Thurston School Garden

Pittsburgh PA
Organized the design and build of hoop house garden with faculty and students and helped staff integrate it into their curriculums


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  • Food Desert Summit

    West Virginia University

  • Thrive Laramie Strategic Plan

    City of Laramie, WY

  • Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

    City of Allentown, PA

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Phone: (412) 325-2457

Email: engage (at)


Fourth Economy Consulting
PO Box 81620
Pittsburgh, PA 15217