We equip change agents with tools to build better communities and stronger economies.

Advancing the Human-Centered Economy

Fourth Economy is an economic development consultancy that works with change agents to create economies that are strategic, equitable, and resilient. Our work centers around the following areas:


Economic Strategy

Economic Equity

Economic Resilience

Implementable plans that help communities create a vision and portfolio of strategies designed for impact.

Bold plans that specifically address economic disparities especially focused on communities of color.

Forward-looking strategies that prepare to be more economically and environmentally resilient for the next crisis.


Fourth Economy takes a unique approach to working with our clients as partners. We effectively blend both quantitative and qualitative inputs at every point in the process. Most importantly, our focus is on developing realistic recommendations that can be easily understood and readily implemented.

Economic Strategy

  • Community Vision Development

  • Economic Impact Analysis

  • Comprehensive and Neighborhood Plans

  • Strategic Planning

  • Feasibility Studies

Equitable Development

  • Inclusive recovery efforts

  • Focus on underrepresented communities

  • Economic disparity mitigation

  • Barrier elimination

Resilient Economies

  • Human-centered climate impact mitigation

  • Environmental-related economy impacts

  • Industry impact analysis and program development

  • Shock and stress scenario exploration

Example Projects

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