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Mapping the Defense Supply Chain For The State Of West Virginia

West Virginia University
Start Date: Feb 2017 — End Date: Dec 2017

CREC is developing a statewide supply chain map of West Virginia’s defense and manufacturing industries that will serve defense manufacturers and communities in limiting the impact of defense-related spending cuts and identify new opportunities for economic diversification.  The project includes identifying regional and sector-specific competitive advantages regarding DOD assets, and how these relate to broader industry cluster value systems.  A survey will target founders, Presidents, and C-level executives of West Virginia defense contractors to engage participants on issues related to supply chain linkages and interdependencies, market expansion opportunities, operational practices, and needs for technical, informational, and other assistance. CREC will also develop web-based tools to communicate the findings from the mapping efforts.

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Mapping the Defense Supply Chain For The State Of West Virginia
February 9, 2017

CREC is developing a statewide supply chain map of West Virginia’s defense and manufacturing industries that will serve defense manufacturers and communities in limiting the impact of defense-related spending cuts and identify new opportunities for economic diversification.  The project includes identifying regional and sector-specific competitive advantages regarding DOD assets, and how these relate to broader […]