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.