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Creating Strong Regional Economies

Looking for a partner to help your community thrive? Fourth Economy Consulting offers a range of services designed to support your regional economic development efforts.

Fourth Economy has developed a process for engaging communities in a holistic engagement and analysis planning process that puts people at the heart of our work. The Fourth Economy team uses experience in economic development to frame environmental, social, and cultural issues in a context that resonates with investors, community, and public policy leaders.

Related Services

Economic Vision and Action Plans
CEDS and Economic Development Strategy
Asset Mapping
Design, Branding and Place-based Marketing

Featured Projects

Strategic Plan Impact Assessment

In the fall of 2020, Fourth Economy worked with REDI to facilitate a strategic planning process for the organization and for economic growth in Columbia and Boone County, Missouri. Now, in 2023, as their Strategic Plan enters its final year of implementation (2024), we are engaging with REDI again to formally assess its success to date and evaluate the thematic areas around which to focus the organization and its partners’ efforts as it starts preparing for it’s next strategic plan (2025-2027).  Read More

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Cultural & Outdoor Economy Impact Assessment

Central New York is on the brink of an incredible transformation thanks to a historic agreement between Micron and New York State for a $500 million Community Investment Fund. Fourth Economy is at the forefront of this initiative, partnering with CenterState CEO and Empire State Development to support a community-led process that includes strategic and robust community engagement, analysis, and the creation of a Community Priorities Document that captures the goals and ambitions of the community and serves as a framework for directing investments. Read More

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Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

Fourth Economy is providing the state, its regions, and local communities with a roadmap and action plan for economic growth and prosperity over the next decade. This plan will leverage existing economic development efforts and strengths across the state, while addressing weaknesses to help the Hoosier state become more resilient in the face of economic downturns, and disruptive industry trends. Read More

Strategic Economic Development Plan

The City of Atlantic City was a uniquely nimble public client with high aspirations to develop competitive economic strategies focusing on diversifying the economy with new industries and opportunities while continuing to leverage the tourism and entertainment industries. The client team was most interested in creating shared prosperity for all Atlantic City residents and creating equitable access to economic opportunities. Read More

Get in Touch

Many of our most interesting projects stem from conversations with communities about where they are and where they want to be. Our specialty is in developing strategies that help communities achieve their goals. If you’d like to delve deeper, reach out! We'd love to connect with you.

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