The following charts and graphs represent a dynamic dashboard created to provide support and additional context to the Task Force LIMA Defense Initiative Regional Asset Inventory and Readiness Analysis. The report and related materials both describe a profile of the Allen County regional economy as well as the current and future needs of the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center and other prominent industries. This analysis is designed to provide context to the action planning process conducted by the community and to identify critical needs for future collaboration.
The dashboard presented here is also intended to serve as a complement to the Task Force LIMA Defense Initiative Network Mapping Platform as it identifies many of the existing relationships and strategic partnerships that are actively addressing the needs identified as well as potential future connections that could lead to additional actions. We encourage all visitors to review each of these components and draw their own conclusions as to the region’s future potential.
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Asset Inventory Introduction
The charts presented here display a number of key population trends that are of critical importance to Allen County. Historical and projected population growth, age and gender composition, and migration patterns all build a clear understanding of the underlying dynamics of the region’s residents and workforce. In each instance, trends are compared against the State of Ohio and United States for context.
Industry Composition and Growth
The charts presented below mark changes in the industry composition of Allen County, employment patterns at the JSMC, and the income generated by industry. Location quotients comparing industry employment in Allen County to the State of Ohio and United States, as well as projected employment growth to 2020 are presented.
Workforce Composition and Growth
The current and future workforce needs of Allen County’s employers are of critical importance. The charts included here present information on the age distribution of the employed workforce, historical changes in the labor force participation rate, occupational distribution, and occupational growth. Taken together, these trends provide a cleared image of the region’s capacity to meet the employment needs of its industry base.
Education and Community
The success of the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center and the Allen County economy are also affected by a number of community indicators, including the education and income of its residents as well as a number of other quality of life indicators. The data presented here suggests that Allen County has a number of considerable assets as well as significant growth potential to increase its vitality and attractiveness.