• Rich Overmoyer

Fourth Economy joins global management consultancy, Steer

Pittsburgh-based economic development consultancy firm, Fourth Economy, is delighted to announce their partnership with global management consultancy, Steer.

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Steer is an employee-owned consultancy with 21 offices across North America, Latin America, UK, Europe and India. Since 1978, the firm has provided pioneering planning, design and advisory services to government and business – with a particular focus on projects that develop cities, infrastructure and transport. 


For over a decade, Fourth Economy has delivered projects for economic development organizations and other private and public entities at the national, state and regional level, Fourth Economy supports a range of engagements that put people first in the economy including economic competitiveness and inclusion strategies, community revitalization, the economic opportunity of clean energy and natural systems, and economic recovery and resilience.


Fourth Economy’s partnership with Steer compliments Steer’s global economic development offering, and strengthens their already successful boutique consultancy, Steer Economic Development based in the UK. Collectively, they will offer a comprehensive approach that embraces people, skills, infrastructure, mobility, and innovation to deliver sustainable, inclusive and equitable economies.


Rich Overmoyer, CEO at Fourth Economy, says “Joining Steer allows us to build on over a decade of changing how people view economic development. This partnership will allow us to scale our offerings and make an even greater impact for our clients”.


Hugh Jones, CEO at Steer, says “We are delighted that Fourth Economy is joining Steer, bringing deep economic development expertise to our North American business, and also complementing our UK-based economic development practice; Steer ED. Through our aligned values, expertise, and unwavering commitment to our clients I have every confidence that, together we will make a powerful impact on behalf of our clients and communities. We look forward to welcoming our new colleagues and growing in partnership”.