TAAC-In Competition with Imports?

  • Date: Jan. 20, 2021
  • Format: online
A short, self-paced course the covers how manufacturing firms impacted by foreign imports can obtain Federal assistance and cost-share funds to improve their competiveness. Many firms do not realize that they qualify for assistance that is provided by the Mid-America Trade Adjustment Assistance Center, part of the University of Extension’s Business Development Program. How the program works, what it provides and what a firm must do to participate are all covered.

Course Developer

The course developer is the Center Director of the Mid-America Trade Adjustment Assistance Center, or TAAC, part of the University of Missouri Extension's Business Development Program.  TAAC works in cooperation with the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC).  If you have questions on the course's content, contact Mid-America TAAC at                                  [email protected]

Course Description

The purpose of course is strictly to provide information and knowledge. There are no prerequisite knowledge and competencies.

American manufacturing is facing increasing competition from imported products.  In response the Economic Development Administration (EDA), part of the Department of Commerce provides trade adjustment assistance to manufacturing firms in the form of technical assistance and cost sharing of improvement projects.  

Course Objectives

By completing this course the student will understand:

  • The program’s goals
  • Who can apply for the assistance
  • What assistance is available
  • The three phases of the program
  • Where to get more information and assistance

Course Organization

This course consists of one module that is delivered in a lecture format.  

Assessments and Grading

The course is ungraded.  There is a quiz at the end of the course to reinforce the key points as well as end of course survey.

Textbook and Reading Materials

Copies are each module’s slides and speaker notes are available for download.  There are no other materials needed.

Course Completion

A course completion certificate is provided with the submission of the training registration form, and the end of course satisfaction survey.  

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