About TAAC

Government Assistance for New York, New Jersey and Puerto Rico Manufacturing and Service Companies Affected by Foreign Trade

TAAC: Local  Assistance. Global Success.

Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (TAAC) is a non-profit, regional center that provides aid exclusively to New York, New Jersey and Puerto Rico manufacturing and service companies that have been impacted by foreign competition. Our service begins with confidential assessment and assistance with application —all at no cost.

For approved candidates, support continues with grants to offset the cost of expert guidance, and strategies for business-enhancing projects. Typically these projects are targeted to help improve management, marketing, finance, information technology, manufacturing/engineering, and certification status (ISO, QS, TS, UL, CE and more). Assistance for implementing these projects is provided by both the TAAC professional staff, and by independent industry specialists and consultants. Since 1978, TAAC has helped over 1200 New York, New Jersey and Puerto Rico firms, providing them with more than $53,000,000 in assistance to compete more effectively in the global marketplace.

Should need arise, we are also available for presentations to trade associations, economic development groups, consulting firms, banks and other groups you work closely with, for the purpose of having these groups better understand this unique federal assistance program.

Funding is provided to the TAAC by the U.S. Economic Development Administration through the Department of Commerce under the national Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAAF) for Firms program. (There are 11 dedicated TAAF centers nationwide)

TAAC is administered by The Research Foundation for the State University of New York at Binghamton University. The Research Foundation is a private, nonprofit educational corporation that administers externally funded contracts and grants for and on behalf of the State University of New York. Since its establishment in 1951, the Research Foundation has facilitated research, education, and public service at 30 state-operated SUNY locations. The Research Foundation carries out its responsibilities pursuant to a 1977 agreement with the University. Government Assistance for New York, New Jersey and Puerto Rico Companies Affected by Foreign Trade.