Month: September 2020

SBA Pacific Northwest article: Small Manufacturing Firms Continue to Drive Economy in Pacific Northwest. By Regional Administrator, Jeremy Field.

Local manufacturing businesses and jobs have experienced a resurgence in recent years that needs to continue for our region’s livelihood and connection to the global economy. Before the pandemic, the manufacturing sector employed 11.6 million workers in the United States. During the past three years, approximately 500,000 manufacturing jobs were added to the economy. In …

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East Oregonian newspaper follow-up article on Trade: Trade Adjustment Act programs help firms, workers

When an American worker loses their job due to competition created by international trade, the Trade Adjustment Act provides funding for that worker to be retrained for a new job. A cousin to that program is the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms program. Instead of retraining workers, the federal program retrains companies, from farms to …

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