Build & Grow Relationships

The best policies are based on data-driven research, using engaged, diverse stakeholders and by fostering thought that motivates people to think regionally. It is a process that CREC has done successfully since 2009, and it has helped expand our client base and grow communities. Clients vary from single municipalities and private-sector firms:

• Cities • Think tanks
• States • National organizations

Client Profile

Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA)

OEA is the DoD’s field organization responsible for supporting state and local governments to respond to major defense program changes.

OEA assists the military services to:

  • Develop enduring relationships with states and communities
  • Create compatible land use procedures in partnership with local communities, allowing military services to conduct realistic testing and training
  • Engage local community leaders to ensure services are available to military personnel and their families

OEA assists states and communities to:

  • Use technical and financial assistance to plan and develop local adjustment strategies
  • Engage the private sector in order to plan and undertake community economic development and base redevelopment
  • Work with military departments in support of DoD missions

Website: www.oea.gov

Project Catalogue

Assessing and Evaluating the Defense Industry Adjustment Program
Start Date: Nov 2015 — End Date: Aug 2019

The Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) and EntreWorks Consulting will provide technical assistance for the OEA by assessing and evaluating the design and effects of Office of Economic Adjustment’s Defense Industry Adjustment (DIA) program and the assistance that its grantees provide to defense-dependent communities, workers, and businesses. CREC and EntreWorks will work closely with OEA […]

Project Updates

OEA Webinar: Cybersecurity Requirements for Defense Contractors
April 27, 2018

The Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity requirements were a hot topic at the recent DIA Learning Community Convening in Arlington, VA. The deadline for compliance has passed but many suppliers are still uncertain how to meet the requirements. DOD requirements for cybersecurity are far-reaching and impact suppliers at all tiers in the supply chain. This OEA-DIA […]