In the News

We don’t like to brag, but often we find ourselves reading the newspaper when we stumble across our work, or our company name. Here’s a list of some of those articles.

Fourth Economy in the News

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto has assembled a group to craft a plan to redevelop the produce terminal, one that would keep the Strip District landmark intact. The group, headed by North Side-based Fourth Economy Consulting and Design Center Pittsburgh, will work with other developers to come up with a "third option" for the building, one of the defining pieces of architecture in the Strip.


The Rhode Island Foundation and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (Commerce RI) today released a new economic action agenda developed in partnership with hundreds of community and business leaders. 


To shake Rhode Island’s leaders out of their complacency, the state’s leading philanthropic institution on Thursday will make a “call to action” on the troubled economy that it will push political, government and civic leaders to answer.


A REPORT PRODUCED by Fourth Economy Consulting for the Rhode Island Foundation and the R.I. Commerce Corporation summarized the input of more than 200 local business leaders during the fall 2013 "Make It Happen RI" sessions, establishing an action plan for economic development in the state. above, an infographic illustrates how different economic development initiatives can work together.


The Rhode Island Foundation and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (Commerce RI) have released a report that spells out recommendations for the “Rhodemap RI” planning process that will result in a new economic development plan for Rhode Island by Oct 2014. RI Economic Intersections report The report, titled “Economic Intersections of Rhode Island,” was released at Make It Happen RI 2.0. The report was developed by the RI Foundation and Commerce RI in a process led by Fourth Economy Consulting.


Pittsburgh residents are significantly more civically healthy than other Pennsylvanians and average Americans, according to a new report conducted by Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh and produced by the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC).


Allentown and Beltzhoover residents gathered recently to hear the preliminary results of a study looking at housing: what was available and what is needed, in their neighborhoods. The study was a project of the Hilltop Alliance utilizing a grant from the Pittsburgh Neighborhood Renaissance Fund. A steering committee of members from the communities worked with consultants Maynes Associates and Fourth Economy to develop the study and resulting strategy to improve neighborhood housing.


In keeping with a directive in the city's Act 47 recovery plan, a committee of development experts has recommended that City Council hire a Pittsburgh consultant to investigate the feasibility of expanding nonsubsidized housing for students and young professionals downtown.


Dilapidated tunnels, overgrown roadways and broken glass may sound like a post-apocalyptic scene, but it is actually a future bike trail, with a lot of work to be done.


Officials in Bedford and Fulton counties took the next step in possible development of the abandoned turnpike trail Tuesday with approval of a Pittsburgh firm to conduct an economic analysis.


1 2 3 4 5

FEC Index in the News

Greensburg officials want the district to spark development and to “enhance the charm and character of the residential neighborhoods,” according to the proposal. Urban, which will be working with Fourth Economy Consulting of Pittsburgh, will be paid $85,000 from grant and foundation money, said Steve Gifford, executive director of the Greensburg Community Development Corp., which is involved in the project.


A panel discussion on “The Responsible Use of Water in Industry” will include Steve McKnight, of Fourth Economy Consulting; Sam Johnson, director of Water Asset Development for CONSOL Energy; Doug Wyatt of the National Energy Technology Laboratory; and Jack Adams and Leo Zappa of Calgon Carbon.


At the County level, the FEC Index divides communities into micro-, small-, mid-, and large-sized counties. Fourth Economy then evaluates five areas; Investment, talent, sustainability, place, and diversity.


Published annually by Fourth Economy Consulting of Pittsburgh, the Fourth Economy Index identifies those counties that are “ideally positioned to attract modern investment and managed economic growth.”


The latest release of the "Fourth Economy Community (FEC) Index" was announced recently, listing the nation’s top 10 large-sized Fourth Economy Communities. These communities are those ideally positioned to attract modern investment and managed economic growth and Kalamazoo County is on the list. 


A consulting company based in Pittsburgh has ranked Guilford and Durham counties among the nation’s top 10 large-sized Fourth Economy communities, according to a new index created by Fourth Economy Consulting, according to the High Point Enterprise.


Durham residents know that their county is a hotbed of economic activity and is poised for growth in all the right ways, but it's always nice to be recognized. Durham was recently recognized for being #1 in the nation by the Fourth Economy Community Index's top 10 large-sized Fourth Economy Communities. The recognized communities are ideally positioned to attract modern investment and managed economic growth.


An economic development consultant has ranked Lehigh County seventh among American large-sized counties poised for growth in 2013. Fourth Economy Consulting assembled the ranking, using criteria as investment, talent, sustainability, place and diversity. The Pittsburgh-based firm defines a large county as population between 150,000 and 499,999.


Durham residents know that their county is a hotbed of economic activity and is poised for growth in all the right ways, but it's always nice to be recognized. Durham was recently recognized for being #1 in the nation by the Fourth Economy Community Index's top 10 large-sized Fourth Economy Communities. The recognized communities are ideally positioned to attract modern investment and managed economic growth.


Dec. 20--GUILFORD COUNTY -- A Pittsburgh-based consulting company has picked up on what's going on with the growth and expansion of businesses in Guilford County. Guilford and Durham counties rank among the nation's top 10 large-sized Fourth Economy communities, according to a new index created by Fourth Economy Consulting.


1 2 3 4 5

FEC Clients in the News

The next major development to continue the revitalization of the city’s East End got the full ceremonial groundbreaking treatment Thursday on an already-busy construction site where the former Reizenstein school once stood on Penn Avenue.


TechBelt's power comes from the combined strength of its member cities.


Born from the determination of visionaries who worked tirelessly to revive Pittsburgh’s economy after the steel bust, the region is home to an innovation ecosystem that has taken on a life of its own.


U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, takes it a step further by saying that without the TechBelt Initiative, it’s unlikely President Obama would be pointing to Youngstown in national speeches, or that Siemens Corp. would have donated $440 million worth of computer software to Youngstown State University.


New and emerging industries related to food, marine technology, and localized manufacturing could be positioned to jump-start economic development in Rhode Island. So says Economic Intersections of Rhode Island, a private-sector generated report focusing on collaborative solutions for the state's economy. The report was written based on the contributions of more than 200 distinguished business leaders, service organizations, and professionals from across the state.


Economic Intersections of Rhode Island is a private-sector generated report dedicated to collaborative solutions to jumpstart the Rhode Island economy. The report was written based on the contributions of more than 200 distinguished business leaders, service organizations, and professionals from across the state.


How to handle water problems is big business. Annual revenues in global water services are forecast to hit a trillion dollars by 2020 as companies confront water scarcity. So a new organization called Water Economy Network wants to bring a cut of that financial pie to Pittsburgh.


Rhode Island's largest foundation and its job-creation agency say the state should invest more in tourism and marine-based industries, help startups access capital more easily and develop a "talent pipeline" of skilled workers.


Looking to accelerate breakthrough solutions that can address global water challenges, on Monday, Idea Foundry and the Water Economy Network announced the launch of a new accelerator.


Last month Jason Kambitsis, Executive Director of the Mt. Washington CDC, and Aaron Sukenik, executive director of the Hilltop Alliance developed a five-year plan detailing how these communities can capitalize on their assets to attract new residents and economic development.


1 2