The Great Lakes Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (GLTAAC) is a federally funded, non-profit organization that provides business assistance to manufacturers that have been directly hurt by imports. We bring the TAAF program to firms in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan. Clients tell us they’re impressed with our program, and they appreciate the project assistance of up to $75,000 in matching funds that can be used to tackle crucial initiatives. Our value shows in the results of our current and recent clients.

  • Two-thirds of our clients generated a profit from operations in 2019 (compared to only 44% that were profitable before working with GLTAAC).
  • 77% of firms report that they are more competitive now than they were before entering the TAAF program.
  • More than half of firms grew sales last year, while 58% improved their productivity, and one-third added employees.
  • They have grown total sales by an average of 46%, and jobs by 23%.
  • GLTAAC has a 100% 5-year client survival rate (100% of firms assisted since 1/1/2015 are still in business)
  • See more about GLTAAC client results in our blog post: Solid 2019 Results



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TAAF is funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA)


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GLTAAC is part of the Economic Growth Institute at the University of Michigan