Bill Scholz, Business Outreach Specialist ERCGP
There are numerous programs to assisted distressed manufacturers. For example, the Steel Valley Authority can help a firm restructure their finances, streamline operations, and find new markets. These resources are available at little to no cost, and all firm information is kept strictly confidential.
Another important program is
Technical assistance is available for virtually any business process including but certainly not limited to marketing, sales, operations, financial management, IT, succession planning, training, new product development, new service development, software customization, certifications, etc., and only requires a 25%-50% match from the firm.
MATAAC was started in 1974 by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Since then, it has made a significant impact on manufacturers. In 2017, MATAAC helped firms in its Mid-Atlantic portfolio generate a 34% increase in sales revenue, a 29% improvement in productivity, more than 600% growth in earnings and 4% job growth.
The possibilities are limitless. For example, a laboratory instrument maker used MATAAC funds to upgrade its new product development process, develop a new website, redesign its sales business process, reinvent its management information systems and create a bulletproof cash management system.
Are there any costs associated with the TAAF program?
The objective of MATAAC is to grow the global competitiveness of U.S. firms. If you think that your firm could benefit, simply contact their regional representative listed below.
Director, Business Development
MidAtlantic Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (MATAAC)
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Watch Video Testimonials from Manufacturers: (Link)
“We invested a tremendous amount of dollars into our talent, so they could have the best training possible on the technology we gave them. So they could make the machines run in a fashion that is best of