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Additional Resources

Additional Resources for Manufacturing

National TAAF Centers

Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms (TAAF) is a federal program that provides technical assistance to manufacturers affected by import competition. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce, this federal assistance program helps pay for projects that improve a firm’s competitiveness.

U.S. Department of Commerce

The Department of Commerce’s mission is to create the conditions for economic growth and opportunity for all communities. Through its 13 bureaus, the Department works to drive U.S. economic competitiveness, strengthen the domestic industry, and spur the growth of quality jobs in all communities across the country.

Economic Development Administration

As the only federal government agency focused exclusively on economic development, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) plays a critical role in facilitating regional economic development efforts in communities across the nation.

NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)

MEP is a public-private partnership with Centers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico dedicated to serving small and medium-sized manufacturers. Through this federal cost-share program, U.S. manufacturers have access to the resources they need to grow their businesses.

Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers

The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program seeks to provide adversely affected workers with opportunities to obtain the skills, credentials, resources, and support necessary to (re)build skills for future jobs.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)

The CFDA is a Government-wide compendium of Federal programs, projects, services, and activities that provide assistance or benefits to a variety of recipients. The CFDA summarizes financial and nonfinancial assistance programs administered by departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute

The Enterprise Innovation Institute is Georgia Tech’s economic development arm. It serves as the nation’s largest, most comprehensive university-based program of entrepreneurship, business growth, and ecosystem development.

Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP)

GaMEP works with more than 1,000 manufacturers each year to implement on-site projects and training to reduce manufacturers’ bottom-line costs and increase their top-line growth.

MBDA Business Center-Atlanta

The Georgia Minority Business Development Agency Business Center (GaMBDA) helps Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) access capital, increase profitability, create jobs, and become sustainable.

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