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  • Idaho Export Excellence looking for new company participants for Fall 2017
    Idaho Export Excellence is recruiting for Fall 2017 The Idaho District Export Council (IDEC) is currently looking for six companies to participate in Export Excellence in fall 2017. If you are an exporter who would…
  • State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Grant Initiative renewed
    The Export Voucher program, supported by a State Trade Expansion Program grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration, starts its fifth year next month helping small businesses launch or expand their export activities. STEP Grants…
  • Grant funds open to companies that have lost domestic profit
    Grant funds open to companies that have lost domestic profit By April Ehrlich -- Independent-Enterprise Oct 7, 2015 Payette County companies who have lost business to foreign competitors might be able to get some extra…
  • Chamber Member Finds a Federal Nugget
    June 2014 Eye on Business The Montana Chamber of Commerce There is a lot of talk around Washington D.C. these days about reviving U.S. manufacturing; assisting "Made in America" enterprises, specifically small manufacturers. These companies,…
  • Some Trade Adjustment Programs Are Very Productive
    February 24, 2011 Wall Street Journal Letter to the Editor: William Perry Regarding your editorial "Free Trade Foul-Ups" (Feb. 9) and the statement that "TAA is turning into one more open-ended entitlement": There needs to…
  • Businesses Battle Overseas Competition
    February 16, 2011 Idaho Business Review By Brad Carlson The demand that Fresh Air Manufacturing Co. (FAMCO) owner Marty Artis sees for his new ventures isn’t much better than the recession-battered appetite for his core…
  • The Truth About China’s ‘Dumping’ Practices
    January 31, 2011 SupplyChainBrain By: Robert Bowman If you’re like me, your eyes tend to glaze over while reading stories about dumping disputes between trading partners.  Sure, you know what dumping is – the practice…
  • Tamarack Mill Finds Its Way In Tough Timber Market
    September 16, 2010 Idaho Business Review By Brad Carlson Idaho’s timber market is at a near-perfect storm. General market and overall economic conditions of the past three years have placed harvest and production levels well…
  • Federal Grants Help Alaska Companies Gain Competitive Edge
    October 29, 2009 Alaska Business Monthly Anchorage, Alaska Federal grants are now available to help Alaska companies compete in changing global markets Congress has again funded Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) programs aimed at assisting companies…
  • Swanson Group Awarded Federal Matching Grant
    September 24, 2009 The News-Review Roseburg, Oregon By John Sowell The Swanson Group has been selected to receive $100,000 from a federal grant meant to protect jobs in Oregon's struggling timber industry. The money, from…
  • TAA To The Rescue
    August 9, 2009 Alaska Journal of Commerce By Laine Welch Is competition from foreign imports biting into your business? Trade Adjustment Assistance programs are designed to help American workers and businesses become more competitive.  Three…
  • Agency Helps Fife Manufacturer Compete Globally
    July 2009 Economic Development Board for Tacoma Pierce County Teamwork Newsletter Competing on world markets can present unusual challenges for American manufacturers.  Just ask Lisa Chissus, president of Cascade Plastics, which produces plastic parts in…
  • Help Is Out There For Seafood Firms Impacted By Imports
    February 18, 2007 Alaska Journal of Commerce By: Margaret Bauman Firms involved in commercial fisheries that have seen a detrimental economic impact in sales, production and employment due to imported seafood may be eligible for…
  • Alaskans Not Keen On Trade Assistance Grant Programs
    June 17, 2011 Alaska Journal of Commerce By Laine Welch From seafood businesses to lumber companies to ulu makers, trade assistance grants and programs help American businesses and entrepreneurs compete with cheaper, foreign imports.  But…
  • News: TAA Funding Snagged In Congress As Opponents Question Its Value
    June 4, 2011 The Spokesman-Review Spokane, Washington By Tom Sowa A federal trade-assistance program that helps companies impacted by offshore competition could shut down by the end of the year if Congress votes not to…
  • News: Export Vouchers Help Cover Small Business Expenses
    The Washington State Department of Commerce offers export vouchers to eligible small businesses to help pay for the costs of finding new customers in foreign markets. Up to $5,000 per voucher is available to help defray costs…