Stephen McKnight

Vice President, Community & Market Assessments

Stephen specializes in organization and community evaluations, market assessments and capacity building for Fourth Economy clients. He works to identify key organizational and place-based assets, matching those assets with new market opportunities. Stephen brings more than 17 years of management and economic development experience in both the public and private sector. He has managed more than 175 business expansion projects resulting in $600 million in total investment and $205 million in loan amounts. Stephen has served in senior management roles for non-profit trade associations, economic development organizations and private industry.

He received a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and later attended The American University’s Graduate School of Public Administration. Stephen has earned professional certifications from the University of Maryland in Land Use Planning and from the International Economic Development Council in Entrepreneurial and Small Business Development, Technology-Led Economic Development, and Business Retention and Expansion. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Community Design Center of Pittsburgh.