Fox Valley, Wisconsin, USA (2014-2015)

Fox Valley, Wisconsin, USA (2014-2015)

Defense Industry Adjustment process for the Fox Valley Region, Wisconsin

Project Overview

The Fox River Valley is a 5-County region in Wisconsin. This region is a renowned quality-manufacturing center, with some 25% of the workforce directly engaged in the manufacturing sector. The region is home to Oshkosh Corporation, one of the largest suppliers of military and specialty civilian heavy trucks in the USA.
The East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (ECWRPC) received almost $2 million in special grant funding from the Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment. This grant was to support economic planning, realignment and supply chain support, in response to local economic impacts as a result of defense industry cuts. Future iQ was contracted to lead the regional planning efforts, examining ways to improve collaboration, develop industry diversification strategies and craft future response plans.

Future iQ's Role in this Project

  • Conducting regional surveys and research to examine the perceptions and roles of key organizations across the region.
  • Undertaking detailed Network Mapping of stakeholders involved in the regional economic ecosystem, in order to map patterns in collaboration and information flows.
  • Preparing the Industry Diversification Strategy.
  • Preparing a Mass Layoff Aversion Strategy.
  • In collaboration with key organizations, Future iQ conducted a Charrette Planning process to develop a Regional Collaboration Action Plan.
A snow plow clearing the way A military vehicle manufactured by the Oshkosh Corporation in action An ealry model airplane on display in the museum at Oshkosk manufactuing facitlity. A massive part in an assmebly line

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