This briefing paper outlines how public and private partners can play a vital role in helping manufacturers recover from disasters, both in the short and long term.
Prior to a disaster, these partners can provide training and other support to help manufacturers develop and implement disaster response and business continuity plans. After a disaster strikes, they can help provide businesses with immediate aid and facilitate communications between manufacturers and resource providers.
After the immediate aftermath of a disaster, partners can help manufacturers begin to resume normal operations through grant funding, technical assistance, and support in identifying alternative sites, equipment, and suppliers. These combined actions can have key economic and security benefits for regions, both before and after a disaster.