Federal Program Aims to Help Manufacturers Hurt by Imports

The Great Lakes Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (GLTAAC) is “a bit of secret to many small manufacturers,” according to a report in MiBiz, a business publication from the state up north. But for 36 years, GLTAAC has helped import-challenged manufacturers in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan via the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms (TAAF) program to enhance their competitiveness.

The GLTAAC works with small manufacturers, providing general consultation and funds up to $75,000 that must be matched by the company itself. The quickest way to learn more about TAAF benefits and eligibility is to contact GLTAAC Project Manager Scott Phillips by email or at (734) 787-7509. 9/28/2020