Jerry Paytas

Vice President, Research & Analytics

Jerry directs all research and analytic inquiry for Fourth Economy Consulting. Jerry was Director of the Carnegie Mellon Center for Economic Development and has taught economic and community development at Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz College. At the Ben Franklin Technology Center of Western PA, Jerry managed a network of service providers that assisted more than 1,300 clients, leveraged more than $280 million in loans and grants, started nearly 70 new firms and created more than 1,000 new, high-quality jobs.

Jerry serves on the boards of Sustainable Pittsburgh, Landmarks Development Corporation, the Research Advisory Committee of the U.S. Green Building Council, and the University of Pittsburgh Human Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee.