The Oshkosh Region Defense Industry Diversification Initiative’s overall approach is to focus on the dislocated worker and supply chain affected by OC layoffs. The objectives of this initiative are three-fold:
1. To align regional economic and workforce development strategies so they are responsive to Oshkosh’s reduced manufacturing output, consider defense diversification strategies, and build on the region’s comparative advantages;
2. To undertake outreach to and assistance for dislocated OC workers; and
3. To undertake outreach to and assistance for regional manufacturers and small business impacted by reduced OC manufacturing output.
As part of the ORDIDI effort, Future IQ Partners, Inc. was hired to conduct a Regional Economic Collaboration Charrette aimed at creating a more cohesive economic development ecosystem throughout the region that emphasizes communication, coordination and regional collaboration amongst its numerous stakeholders.
Click here for more information on the Regional Collaboration Charrette project.