The Great Lakes Trade Adjustment Assistance Center has helped hundreds of companies in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio compete on the global playing field - and WIN!

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GLTAAC is a federally funded, non-profit organization that provides business assistance to manufacturers that have been hurt by imports. Clients tell us they're impressed with our program, and they appreciate the project assistance of up to $75,000 that can be used to tackle crucial initiatives. Our value shows in the results of our clients. 

  • 96% 5-year survival rate for GLTAAC clients
    (96% of firms assisted since 2009 are still in business)
  • 68% of client companies have grown sales since entering the program; 53% have added employees
  • Over half of GLTAAC clients have increased productivity, while 78% of firms report that they are more competitive
  • 83% of firms generated a profit from operations in 2013
    (compared to only 46% that were profitable before working with GLTAAC)

About Us

The Great Lakes Trade Adjustment Assistance Center has over 30 years of experience helping small manufacturers that have been hurt by imports improve their competitiveness. 

GLTAAC is part of the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, and the Economy (IRLEE) at the University of Michigan. It manages the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms program for companies located in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.

TAAF (Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms) is the only federal program specifically designed to help companies that have been negatively impacted by imports. GLTAAC is funded by the Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Regional centers across the nation manage the program.

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