Rich and the Fourth Economy team are working in Rhode Island to support economic development strategy that will be included as part of the State’s RhodeMap, RI planning effort. Their focus is on identifying economic intersections that allow Rhode Island businesses and residents to work together to realize market opportunities and job creation. Their work is supported by the Rhode Island Foundation and now Commerce, RI. In January they published Economic Intersections of Rhode Island: a private sector-generate action agenda, that was a snapshot of the economic development ideas of the business community, and the center piece of the Rhode Island Foundation’s Make It Happen 2 initiative.
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.
Rich will provide the keynote address at the Annual Meeting.
03.17.14 – 03.19.14
Following EFI’s October 2013 Gas-to-Market forum and its focus on small-scale GTL and gas conversion, the first forum of 2014 examines technology, strategy, project, and R&D developments in several dynamic gas monetization areas related to the production of fuels, power, and chemicals, including a gas-to-products industry roundtable.
For more information, visit the Forum website.
Rich Overmoyer is a speaker and panelist discussing the role of industry partnerships with academia and federal labs and their impact on economic development.
The Fourth Economy team has been assisting the Chemical Alliance Zone with re-establishing a chemistry-focused business incubator in the West Virginia Regional Technology Park in South Charleston, WV. The incubator will be a key part of the West Virginia, regional, and national innovation economy. It will assist local and national chemistry-related entrepreneurs by facilitating access to strategic lab facilities, specialized commercialization expertise, and other regional resources.
The Chemical Alliance Zone and its partners will celebrate the incubator’s launch the afternoon of April 1, 2014, at the West Virginia Regional Technology Park in South Charleston, WV. Fourth Economy encourages our innovation and economic development partners to join us in welcoming the incubator to the region. Stay tuned for more details about the event program!
05.14.14 – 05.15.14
On May 14th and 15th, 2014, join community and economic development professionals, lenders, public officials, developers, planners, and others passionate about building and sustaining healthy, vibrant, and sustainable communities for the Fourth Annual Community Development Summit.
This year’s theme is Reaching Across Boundaries. Sessions and workshops will highlight cross-sector and regional collaboration in community planning, land recycling, affordable housing, transit-oriented development, and neighborhood revitalization.
The Summit will feature:
- Nationally renowned, dynamic keynote speakers: Dr. David Rusk and Shelley Poticha;
- Sessions on topics built around the policies, programs, and practices that help make vibrant, healthy, complete communities;
- Mobile workshops highlighting revitalization efforts throughout Greater Pittsburgh;
- Built-in networking time to reconnect with friends and colleagues and meet innovative practitioners in the field from across the country, including a reception featuring hors d’oeuvres and drinks;
- An annual member meeting and awards ceremony honoring community leaders;
- New for 2014 – a Mayor Roundtable discussion featuring Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and a couple of his regional counterparts.
Visit the PCRG Summit website
09.14.14 – 09.16.14
SSTI’s annual conference focuses on how to create a climate where economic growth occurs organically through science, technology and innovation.
SSTI’s annual conference draws 250-300 participants from 45+ states. Attendance at the conference is made up of:
- State, local and regional policymakers and program managers;
- Officials from higher education focused on economic development and partnerships with industry;
- Leaders of associations and organizations active in economic development, science, technology and innovation; and,
- Directors and staff from academia, business, and nonprofit organizations who work daily to encourage economic growth through science, technology and innovation.
The conference offers the right balance of roundtable conversations, presentations, networking sessions, and discussion panels to achieve greater impacts through better connections, closer collaboration, and a stronger community.
Fourth Economy will be participating in this event.
For more information, visit the Conference website.
09.28.14 – 10.01.14
Each year, thought leaders across our domain convene to share ideas and best practices in university economic development. This event is known as the UEDA Annual Summit. Participants in the Annual Summit…
- Examine the leading edge practices of colleagues as they compete for Awards of Excellence – You judge the best of the best.
- Build a learning network of colleagues to spot opportunities faster and develop partnerships faster.
- Share success stories and lessons learned with economic developers from colleges and universities nationwide.
- Gain the latest strategic insights on the roles of colleges and universities in economic development.
For more information, visit the UEDA Annual Summit event website.
The Fourth Economy team will be planning, attending and exhibiting at this event.