National Fourth Economy Community Index Lists Top Ten Large-Sized Counties

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Fourth Economy Consulting announces the latest release of its national community index, listing top counties from across the nation. The Fourth Economy Index highlights those communities ideally positioned to attract modern investment and managed economic growth within the fourth economy.

PITTSBURGH, PA – The latest edition of the Fourth Economy Community Index was announced today, recognizing the top ten large-sized Fourth Economy Communities. These communities—with populations between 150,000 and 499,999—were selected because they represent regions that are poised to achieve sustainable economic growth while attracting people and investment.


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Presentation: New Partnerships for Disrupting Urban Poverty – The Integration Initiative

Integration-InitiativeTowards the end of May, Fourth Economy’s Chelsea Burket formed a panel to discuss the Integration Initiative and its approach to urban poverty at the Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group’s Community Development Summit. Presenting with Chelsea was Alison Gold, Assistant Director of Knowledge and Impact at Living Cities; Kurt Sommer, Director at the Baltimore Integration Partnership; and Walter W. Wright, Project Director at Greater University Circle Community Wealth Building Initiative. Continue reading “Presentation: New Partnerships for Disrupting Urban Poverty – The Integration Initiative”

Five Trends, a Promotion and a New Member of Our Team

Five-Trends-and-TravelFirst, thank you to the many colleagues and friends who noticed that we have not been filing inboxes with Economic Architecture over the past few months. As I am sure you can relate, the excuse is simple – we have been really busy.

Since January, we have had incredible opportunities to work with national and local clients as well as volunteer our time. I personally have been to Fargo, ND; Providence, RI; Orlando, FL; Washington, D.C.; Cleveland, OH; York, PA; Charleston, WV; Morgantown, WV; Youngstown, OH; Columbus, OH; Baltimore, MD; and communities throughout Southwestern, PA. I have appreciated the conversations and opportunities that provided this travel and have learned a good deal from my encounters. I’d like to share with you five trends I’ve heard consistently throughout these travels: Continue reading “Five Trends, a Promotion and a New Member of Our Team”