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Nicole Muise-Kielkucki

Nicole Muise-Kielkucki


Nicole serves as project manager on many of the firm’s strategic planning projects, helping clients access their unique financial, natural, and human capital assets to create sustainable and resilient local economies that increase quality of life for all. With over ten years of economic development experience, Nicole specializes in designing meaningful community engagement to build a shared vision for the future. A pragmatic leader, Nicole uses her skills and experience managing projects and teams to effectively inspire collaborative action. She brings a systems approach to analyze situations and design new processes, and thrives in entrepreneurial environments where she can learn from peers and solve problems creatively.

Before joining Fourth Economy, Nicole worked at a regional start-up incubator, where she led social enterprise and impact investing initiatives to support entrepreneurs building triple-bottom-line companies. She currently serves on the board of the Union Project, a local arts organization and community gathering space.

  • Cultural Planning

  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development

  • Food Systems

  • Housing Analysis and Strategy

  • Innovation-Based Economic Development

  • Main Street Strategy

  • Outdoor Recreation Economy

  • Placemaking

  • Program Design and Implementation

  • Project Management

Areas of Expertise

Project Examples

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