CREC Project News and Updates

OEA Industry Resilience Grants Project Wisconsin Site Visit

March 18, 2019

As part of the OEA Industry Resilience Grants project (Formerly OEA – Defense Industry Adjustment), Cathy Katona and Mereb Hagos conducted a site visit to Fond de Lac and Oshkosh Wisconsin to meet with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (ECWRPC) to close out their OEA grant. They discussed WEDC and ECWRPC’s several efforts to promote regional partnerships along the I-41 Corridor, increase capacity of local suppliers through supply chains, create an entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region, and increase awareness of career opportunities in the aerospace and aviation industries. The group also discussed how the grantee plans to sustain these efforts beyond the OEA grant.

About This Project

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

CREC and EntreWorks Consulting is providing technical assistance for the OEA by assessing and evaluating the design and effects of OEA’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 management and personnel to develop jointly an evaluation […]

About the Client

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.