Rapid Response - Solutions for Economic Transition


Engaging all regional stakeholders is essential in effectively managing regional economic transition.

A thriving economy depends on dynamic partnerships and collaborations among a wide range of individuals and organizations. By working together with all stakeholders, Rapid Response providers serve as information brokers of assets and services in addressing employer and worker needs.

Building relationships with stakeholder groups takes time and effort; however, it is critical to accessing the resources and services when needed. An effective Rapid Response system depends on having established relationships with stakeholders long before a dislocation event occurs. Therefore, it is important to identify what connections need to be made, make those connections, and maintain them over time.

Key Rapid Response Stakeholder Groups:

  • Industry/Business/Employers
  • Industry/Professional Associations
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Workers and their representatives
  • Workforce Development, including Workforce Investment Boards and One-Stop Career Centers
  • Labor Organizations/Unions
  • Educational/Training Institutions
  • Research Institutions
  • Reemployment Service Providers
  • Health/Mental Health Services
  • Social Services
  • Housing Authority
  • Economic Developers
  • Elected Officials or Leaders
  • Faith- and Community-Based Organizations
  • Tribes, when applicable
  • Special-interest groups, such as environmentalists
  • Philanthropists and Foundations
  • Others appropriate