I know this sounds like a scam but it really isn’t. Over the last few years I have worked with a number of Pacific Northwest companies who have been beneficiaries of a fabulous matching federal grant program. The program is administered by the Northwest Trade Adjustment Assistance Center and it assists companies that have been impacted by foreign imports.
The program is sponsored by the US Department of Commerce. Its been around since 1978 and it pays for half the cost of industry specific experts for projects that improve a firm’s competitive position.
I recently received a letter from my contacts at NWTAAC asking me to get the word out that they are looking for more companies that may be eligible for the matching grants. There is no cost to qualify for the program.
Of course the help I have provided my clients as part of this program has been to develop marketing plans and programs but NWTAAC also funds experts in manufacturing technology, engineering, IT and management.
The process to apply is quite straight forward and the folks at NWTAAC are very efficient and helpful. If you want to know more visit their website at www.nwtaac.org or drop me a line and I’d be happy to tell you about my experiences.