Rich founded Fourth Economy in 2010 and since then has been leading the charge to help clients translate complex ideas and data into solutions for their communities. He is creative, thoughtful, and entrepreneurial, and uses his own experiences as a guide in his work to connect people who share similar ideas and values. He strongly believes in honesty, respect, and in creating true partnerships with clients. In his spare time he’s a pinball whiz and believes in the power of craft beer to create stronger communities.

  • Regional and statewide planning

  • Economic Development

  • Stakeholder Facilitation

  • Strategic Planning

  • Investable story development

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation-based Economic Development

  • Partnership Development

  • Program Design and Implementation

  • Public Policy

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