I'm inclined to think the Regional Governors found themselves in a serious pickle because they're colonial administrators and satraps for the Empire. The Moffs are, in Palpatine's view, Beast Harkonnen. They exist for the purposes of draining every bit as much from planets as possible back to the Empire and fueling the Imperial War Machine. They're in charge of planets because Palpatine put them there rather than any local support. Traditionally, these sort of colonial administrators were considered highly expendable by their masters and that seems to be the case with the Moffs (if not Grand Moffs). Jerjerrod isn't exactly someone who commands the fanatical loyalty of his men as he's a middle-management bureaucrat. To give a hypothetical example of what I predict will be the fate of Lothal: If Governor Pryce manages to make it to the Battle of Endor, she's going to have all of her Imperial fleets forces pulled back for more important worlds and be abandoned like so many other local governors. Then it will be a field day of hanging and humiliations for Imperial collaborators followed by the Old Governor (Clancy Brown) setting himself up as ruler of Lothal with all of the Empire's former machinery at his beck and call. I can easily then see its factories shifted to manufacturing X-wings overnight or within a few weeks.