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Defense Industry Adjustment

Defense program impacts come in all shapes and sizes. When defense programs change or are cut, contractors and manufacturers may be faced with budget cuts, staff layoffs or factory closings. OEA supports a wide array of economic adjustment strategies by providing technical and grant assistance to areas that are impacted by defense cuts. These adjustment strategies often focus on regional job creation through business development, attraction and expansion, workforce development, and community economic diversification.

DIA Strategies

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Technical Assistance

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Eligibility and Requirements

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Project Profiles

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State of Illinois DIA

Illinois evaluated its abilities to assist regional efforts in responding to reduced DoD spending.

State of Vermont

Vermont evaluated its abilities to assist regional efforts in responding to reduced DoD spending.

Anniston Region DIA

Help displaced workers from Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility and Anniston Army Depot.

St. Louis Region

The region planned for a future less reliant on defense spending with a more diverse market base.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

State leadership sought to mitigate the effects of jobs lost as a result of DoD budget cuts.

State of Maryland DIA

Maryland evaluated its abilities to assist regional efforts in responding to reduced DoD spending.

Solano County

The County evaluated reducing dependency on local military installations by exploring other markets.

State of Wisconsin DIA

Wisconsin assisted regional efforts to mitigate impacts due to reduced DoD spending.

State of New Jersey DIA

The state evaluated its abilities to assist regional efforts in responding to reduced DoD spending.

City of Long Beach DIA

Develop an economic transition program in the wake of the Boeing C-17 Globemaster plant closure.

East Hartford

Evaluate and respond to the need for economic adjustment assistance to the Hartford region.

State of Indiana

Indiana evaluated its abilities to assist regional efforts in responding to reduced DoD spending.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania DIA

Strengthen the industrial sector and increase the competitiveness of defense-impacted businesses.

Fort Leonard Wood

Evaluated Pulaski County's needs to determine its economic dependency on the local installation.

State of New Mexico DIA

OEA helped New Mexico collect data to identify the state's capacity to respond to downsizing.

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NAS Fallon