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

Fourth Economy is a national community and economic development consulting firm that focuses on fostering action to create great communities, impactful organizations, and strong economies.
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Vision

A world where people are empowered to be co-creators of a sustainable economy and community

Purpose

We believe the economy
should serve the people

Values

  • Curiosity
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Empathy
  • Fun
  • Curiosity
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Empathy
  • Fun

Our Difference

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.

WHERE DID OUR NAME COME FROM?

About Our Name

Over time, the world has witnessed three major economic phases.  The first was based on agricultural and natural resource extraction – the second driven by industrial manufacturing.  The most recent has been firmly rooted in technology, supported by innovation and knowledge networks.

The “fourth economy” represents the convergence of the three, defined by collaborative approaches to solving problems, growing markets and attracting investment.  We believe the most effective and sustainable market strategies must reflect how community, industry and the environment converge and interact.

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