Year: 2022

Machine part

Equipment manufacturer leverages new technology and a federal grant to bounce back

A Northwest industrial equipment manufacturer rapidly lost business to imports from China and Taiwan. An economic developer recognized the problem and referred the company to the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms (TAAF) program. When the company applied for TAAF, they had lost half of their employees and 65 percent of sales over two years. NorthwestTAAC …

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Import Competition is like Thousands of Flash Floods

We’ve all heard about trade competition and lost jobs in the media. AT NWTAAC, we work with small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) who are negatively affected by trade competition, what is often called “trade impact” in policy lingo. For large companies or from a macro-economic perspective, import competition may seem like a rising tide – …

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