Trade Adjustment Assistance:
Results of GAO's Survey of Participant Firms in the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms Program (GAO-12-935SP, September 2012), an E-supplement to GAO-12-930
GAO-12-935SP: Published: Sep 13, 2012. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 2012.
What GAO Found
This is an e-supplement to GAO-12-930. This e-supplement presents the results of GAO's web-based survey of participant firms in the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Firms program. Established in 1962, the TAA for Firms program helps trade-impacted, economically distressed firms make strategic adjustments to help enable them to recover and compete in the global economy. The Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) administers the program and funds 11 TAA Centers covering different geographic regions composed of one to eight states. Each Center assists firms in its geographic region by conducting outreach efforts, helping firms certify as eligible for program assistance, developing firms' business recovery plans, and providing matching funds to implement projects in the plans through third-party consultants.