The Joint Systems Manufacturing Center (JSMC), located in Allen County, Ohio is the only Government-Owned production facility in the US Department of Defense. The plant provides heavy combat vehicle lines to the military, including the Abrams combat tank. The JSMC employs nearly 700 people and is of vital economic importance to the region. The Allen County Ohio Board of Commissioners received a planning grant from the Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment to support economic/ workforce planning, industry realignment and supply chain development. This was Phase One of the project, in response to the economic impacts from defense industry cuts. Future iQ was contracted in 2015 to lead the regional planning, examining ways to improve collaboration, develop an inventory of the region’s economic and workforce assets and craft future response plans.