CREATING INNOVATIVE GROWTH STRATEGIES FOR THE MODERN MARKETPLACE.

Fourth Economy Consulting is a national economic development consulting firm specializing in market analytics, strategic planning, site selection, community assessments and organization building. Our team of experienced practitioners helps communities & economic development organizations; innovation intermediaries; colleges & universities; and businesses & industries achieve their market potential.

fourth e·con·o·my [fohrth ih·kon·uh·mee] n.

1. The evolution of economic cycles from agricultural, to industrial, to technology-driven, to a sustainable economy (if we learn from the past).
2. A new value based economy that uses rigorous market analysis to guide investments in tangible assets.
3. A group of experienced professionals that are translators of the new economic reality that is a convergence of interests coming together to build the fourth economy.

Fourth Economy Index

Fourth Economy Index

We are building upon our experiences to launch the Fourth Economy Community Index. This is not another stale “best places” ranking. Rather, this index will serve as a high level dashboard for community stakeholders to gauge their capacity to attract and retain sustainable investment.

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Economic Architecture

Economic Architecture

Our monthly eNewsletter transcends all aspects of the innovation economy. Featuring some of our own articles, guest articles from national thought leaders, upcoming events and economic development news, Economic Architecture is a must-read for the fourth economy.

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Document Library

Document Library

Fourth Economy’s breadth of services provides a significant amount of reports, collateral and other work products, of which we are very proud. Included in this library are white papers and other collateral items authored by our team.

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Strategic Collaboratives

Strategic Collaboratives

Pollenating successful industry and peer collaboratives is an important and necessary aspect of economic development in the fourth economy. Creating networks of collaboration to foster innovation and establish competitiveness on a global scale give regions the edge in attracting modern investment.

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