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.

  • 77% of clients generated a profit from operations in 2017 (compared to only 50% that were profitable before working with GLTAAC).
  • 78% of firms report that they are more competitive now than they were before entering the TAAF program.
  • 55% of firms grew sales last year, while half improved their productivity, and 56% added employees.
  • GLTAAC clients have increased their exports by more than 70% since starting the program;
  • They have grown total sales by an average of 31%, and jobs by 23%.
  • GLTAAC has a 97% 5-year client survival rate (97% of firms assisted since 1/1/2013 are still in business)


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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