Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms Program Fiscal Year 2010 Annual Report, 4614-4632 [2011-1583]

Download as PDF 4614 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 17 / Wednesday, January 26, 2011 / Notices training programs. The grantee estimates that this investment will create 50 jobs and retain 50 jobs. • $133,500 to the East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission of Menasha, Wisconsin to fund a strategic plan for expanding global trade in Brown, Calumet, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Marinette, Outagamie, Sheboygan, Waupaca, and Winnebago counties in northeastern Wisconsin. The grantee estimates that this investment will create 200 jobs. • $93,046 to Morris County, Texas to develop an economic development strategic plan to assess the current market in order to diversify the local economic base and create higher-skill, living-wage jobs. • $78,102 to the Franklin Regional Council of Governments of Greenfield, Massachusetts to develop a strategic plan for the Franklin County Interconnection and Innovation District, which will leverage existing and emerging regional strengths to encourage job growth and business expansion in information technology, renewable energy, green technology, the creative economy, and advanced manufacturing. • $75,000 to the Northwest Iowa Planning & Development Commission of Spencer, Iowa to develop a strategic plan to help the region map its future economic course, providing a precise and targeted route focused on job creation, industrial diversification, and long-term stability. • $75,000 to the Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission of Oil City, Pennsylvania to develop a trade strategy to assist Crawford County’s tooling and machining industry in boosting its competitiveness and finding new opportunities for success in the global marketplace. • $53,194 to Barnwell County, South Carolina to support the development and implementation of a strategic plan for leveraging public-private partnerships and regional assets to enhance the specialty agribusiness sector. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Impact on Eligible Communities Since this program is new, EDA is still in the process of collecting longterm, market-based data. However, grantee estimates suggest that 6,586 jobs will be created, and 1,892 jobs will be retained as a result of grants awarded under CTAA. As noted above, job creation projections were not provided by grantees that received funding to develop strategic plans—however, it is likely that many jobs will be created VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:27 Jan 25, 2011 Jkt 223001 when those plans are implemented over the next few years. The CTAA program illustrates that EDA is able to address trade impact issues effectively at the community level. It is anticipated that many businesses from across the nation will benefit from the 36 CTAA-funded projects through the development and implementation of sound regional economic recovery and development strategies. These strategies will help provide the hard and soft infrastructure needed for businesses to successfully compete in the global marketplace. Dated: January 20, 2011. Bryan Borlik, Director, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms Program. [FR Doc. 2011–1585 Filed 1–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms Program Fiscal Year 2010 Annual Report Economic Development Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This annual report is submitted in accordance with Section 1866 of the Trade and Globalization Adjustment Assistance Act (TGAAA) of 2009, which was included as subtitle I (letter ‘‘I’’) of title I of Division B of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111–5, 123 Stat. 115, at 367). Section 1866 of the TGAAA directs the Secretary of Commerce to submit to Congress an annual report on the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms (TAAF) Program by the 15th of December each year. The TAAF Program is one of four Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Programs authorized by the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2341 et seq.) (Trade Act). Administered by the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA), the goal of the TAAF Program is to help economically distressed U.S. businesses develop strategies to compete in the global economy. In general, the program provides cost-sharing technical assistance to eligible businesses to create and implement targeted business recovery plans, called Adjustment Proposals under the program. Firms contribute a matching share to create and implement their plan. Technical assistance is provided through a nationwide network of eleven SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 EDA-funded Trade Adjustment Assistance Centers (TAACs), which are either non-profits or universityaffiliated. The TAACs provide assistance to firms petitioning EDA for certification of eligibility under the program and in the development and implementation of business recovery plans. Firms that completed the TAAF Program in FY 2008 report that at completion, average sales were $10.3 million, average employment was 73, and average productivity was $140,977 (sales per employee). One year after completing the program (FY 2009), firms report that average sales increased by one percent, average employment decreased by 10 percent, and average productivity increased by 11 percent. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that nationwide for the manufacturing industry in FY 2009, average employment decreased 12 percent and average productivity increased by 4 percent. Two years after completing the program (FY 2010), firms report that average sales decreased by 14 percent, average employment decreased by 16 percent, and average productivity increased by 3 percent. BLS reported that nationwide for the manufacturing industry in FY 2010, average employment decreased 12 percent and average productivity increased by 9 percent. Overall, there has been an increase in the demand for the TAAF Program in FY 2010, as demonstrated by the increase in the number of petitions for certification and Adjustment Proposals submitted to EDA for approval. In FY 2010, EDA approved an additional 114 petitions, a 53 percent increase as compared to FY 2009; and approved an additional 93 Adjustment Proposals, a 54 percent increase as compared to FY 2009. The addition of TAAF staff resources facilitated EDA’s ability to improve processing time for petitions and Adjustment Proposals in FY 2010. Although there was a spike in petitions and Adjustment Proposals, EDA successfully met the 40-day processing deadline to make a final determination for petitions accepted for filing; and the 60-day processing deadline for approval of Adjustment Proposals as required in the TGAAA. In fact, the average processing time for petitions has started to decline below the 40-day requirement and the average processing time for Adjustment Proposals is below 30 days. Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms Division, Room D100, Economic Development ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 17 / Wednesday, January 26, 2011 / Notices Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111–5, 123 Stat. 115, at 367). Section 1866 of the TGAAA directs the Secretary of Commerce to provide an annual report on the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms (TAAF) program by the 15th of December each year. Section 1866 of the TGAAA states: Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bryan Borlik, Director of the TAAF Program, 202–482–3901. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents Introduction Program Description Program Initiative Results/Findings Data for This Report (1) The Number of Firms That Inquired About the Program (2) The Number of Petitions Filed Under Section 251 (3) The Number of Petitions Certified and Denied (4) The Average Time for Processing Petitions (5) The Number of Petitions Filed and Firms Certified for Each Congressional District of the United States (6) The Number of Firms That Received Assistance in Preparing Their Petitions (7) The Number of Firms That Received Assistance Developing Business Recovery Plans (Adjustment Proposals) (8) The Number of Adjustment Proposals Approved and Denied by the Secretary of Commerce (9) Sales, Employment, and Productivity at Each Firm Participating in the Program at the Time of Certification (10) Sales, Employment, and Productivity at Each Firm Upon Completion of the Program and Each Year for the Two-Year Period Following Completion (11) The Financial Assistance Received by Each Firm Participating in the Program (12) The Financial Contribution Made by Each Firm Participating in the Program (13) The Types of Technical Assistance Included in the Adjustment Proposals of Firms Participating in the Program (14) The Number of Firms Leaving the Program Before Completing the Project or Projects in Their Adjustment Proposals and the Reason the Project Was Not Completed Conclusion mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Introduction This report is provided in compliance with Section 1866 of the Trade and Globalization Adjustment Assistance Act (TGAAA) of 2009, which was included as subtitle I (letter ‘‘I’’) of title I of Division B of the American VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:27 Jan 25, 2011 Jkt 223001 IN GENERAL.—Not later than December 15, 2009, and each year thereafter, the Secretary of Commerce shall prepare a report containing data regarding the trade adjustment assistance for firms program provided for in chapter 3 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2341 et seq.) for the preceding fiscal year. This report will provide findings and results to the extent that the data is available on the following 14 measures: 1. The number of firms that inquired about the program. 2. The number of petitions filed under section 251. 3. The number of petitions certified and denied. 4. The average time for processing petitions. 5. The number of petitions filed and firms certified for each congressional district of the United States. 6. The number of firms that received assistance in preparing their petitions. 7. The number of firms that received assistance developing business recovery plans (Adjustment Proposals). 8. The number of Adjustment Proposals approved and denied by the Secretary of Commerce. 9. Sales, employment, and productivity at each firm participating in the program at the time of certification. 10. Sales, employment, and productivity at each firm upon completion of the program and each year for the two-year period following completion. 11. The financial assistance received by each firm participating in the program. 12. The financial contribution made by each firm participating in the program. 13. The types of technical assistance included in the Adjustment Proposals of firms participating in the program. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4615 14. The number of firms leaving the program before completing the project or projects in their Adjustment Proposals and the reason the project was not completed. Program Description The TAAF program is one of four Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) programs authorized under the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2341 et seq.) (Trade Act). The responsibility for administering the TAAF program is delegated by the Secretary of Commerce to the Economic Development Administration (EDA). TAAF program provides technical assistance to manufacturers and service firms affected by import competition to help the firms develop and implement projects to regain global competitiveness. The mission of the TAAF Program is to help U.S. firms regain competitiveness in the global economy. Import-impacted U.S. manufacturing, production, and service firms can receive matching funds for projects that expand markets, strengthen operations, and sharpen competitiveness through TAAF. The program provides assistance in the development of business recovery plans, which are known as Adjustment Proposals under Section 252 of the Trade Act, and matching funds to implement projects outlined in the Adjustment Proposals. The TAAF Program supports a national network of 11 non-profit or university-affiliated Trade Adjustment Assistance Centers (TAACs) to help U.S. manufacturing, production, and service firms in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Firms work with the TAACs to apply for certification for TAAF assistance, and prepare and implement strategies to guide their economic recovery. The other TAA programs are TAA for Workers, Farmers, and Communities, which are administered by the Departments of Labor, Agriculture, and Commerce through EDA, respectively. Exhibit 1: TAA Programs E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 4616 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 17 / Wednesday, January 26, 2011 / Notices mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES As noted above, the TAAF Program provides technical assistance in the development and implementation of Adjustment Proposals. Projects are aimed at improving a firm’s competitive position. Specifically, funds are applied toward the cost of consultants, engineers, designers, or industry experts for improvement projects in targeted areas that can better a firm’s position, such as engineering, information technology, management, market development, marketing, new product development, quality improvement, and VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:27 Jan 25, 2011 Jkt 223001 sales. Funds are not provided directly to firms; instead EDA funds TAACs and TAACs pay a cost-shared proportion of the cost to secure specialized business consultants. To certify a firm as eligible to apply for adjustment assistance, the Secretary must determine that three conditions are met: 1. A significant number or proportion of the workers in the firm have been or are threatened to be totally or partially separated; 2. Sales and/or production of the firm have decreased absolutely, or sales and/ or production of an article or service PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 that accounted for at least 25 percent of total production or sales of the firm during the 12, 24, or 36 months preceding the most recent 12, 24, or 36month period for which data are available have decreased absolutely; and 3. Increased imports of articles like or directly competitive with articles produced or services provided by the firm have ‘‘contributed importantly’’ to both the layoffs and the decline in sales and/or production. BILLING CODE 3510–24–P Exhibit 2: TAACs and Their Respective Service Areas E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 EN26JA11.011</GPH> Program Initiative The main responsibilities of the TAACS include: • Assisting firms in preparing their petitions for TAAF. Firms are not charged for any assistance related to preparing a petition. • Once a petition has been approved, TAACs work closely with firm management to identify the firm’s strengths and weaknesses and develop a customized Adjustment Proposal designed to stimulate recovery and growth. The program pays up to 75% of the cost of developing an Adjustment Proposal and the firm must pay the rest. EDA must approve all Adjustment VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:27 Jan 25, 2011 Jkt 223001 Proposals to ensure they conform to statutory and regulatory requirements. • After an Adjustment Proposal has been approved, company management and TAAC staff jointly identify consultants with the specific expertise required to assist the firm. • Under the TAAF Program, EDA shares the cost of Adjustment Proposal task implementation. For an Adjustment Proposal in which proposed tasks total $30,000 or less, EDA will provide 75 percent of the cost and the firm is responsible for the balance. For an Adjustment Proposal in which proposed tasks total over $30,000, EDA and the PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4617 firm share the implementation costs evenly; EDA pays 50 percent of the total cost and the firm pays 50 percent. Due to limited program funding, EDA limits its share of technical assistance to a certified firm to $75,000. After a competitive procurement process, the TAAC and the firm generally contract with private consultants to implement the Adjustment Proposal. There are three main phases to receiving technical assistance under the program. The phases are (1) petitioning for certification, (2) recovery planning, and (3) project implementation. Exhibit 3: Program Phases E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 EN26JA11.012</GPH> mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 17 / Wednesday, January 26, 2011 / Notices Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 17 / Wednesday, January 26, 2011 / Notices Phase I—Petitioning for Certification The first step to receiving assistance is the submission of a petition to EDA to be certified as a trade impacted firm. This petition is Form ED–840P ‘‘Petition by a Firm for Certification of Eligibility to Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance’’ and any supporting documentation. Certification specialists within the TAACs generally work with the firm at no cost to complete and submit a petition to EDA. Upon receipt of the petition, EDA performs a thorough analysis of the petition and supporting documents to determine if the petition is complete and may be accepted. EDA is required to make a final determination on the petition within 40 days of accepting a petition.1 mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Phase II—Recovery Planning Certified firms then work with TAAC staff to develop a customized Adjustment Proposal and submit to EDA for approval. Once an Adjustment Proposal has been submitted, EDA is required to make a final determination within 60 days. Phase III—Adjustment Proposal Implementation The firm works with consultants to implement projects in an approved Adjustment Proposal. As projects are implemented and if the firm is satisfied with the work, the firm will first pay their match to the consultant, and then send a notice to the TAAC stating that 1 As of May 17, 2009, the deadline for making a final determination is 40 days. Before May 17, 2009, EDA had 60 days to make a determination. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:27 Jan 25, 2011 Jkt 223001 they are satisfied with the work and that they have paid their matching share. The TAAC will then pay the Federal matching share. Firms have up to five years from the date of an Adjustment Proposal’s approval to implement it, unless they receive approval for an extension. Generally, firms complete the implementation of their Adjustment Proposals over a two-year period. Results/Findings Data for This Report The data used in this report was collected from the TAACs as part of their reporting requirements, petitions for certification, and the Adjustment Proposals submitted by the TAACs on behalf of firms. Data from these sources were recorded into a central database by Eligibility Reviewers at EDA. Results for average processing times and the number of approved and denied petitions and Adjustment Proposal were derived by EDA. TAAC New England ........................ New York State .................... Northwest .............................. Rocky Mountain .................... Southeastern ........................ Southwest ............................. Western ................................ Total ............................... Number of firms that inquired about the TAAF Program 163 134 806 351 42 280 969 3,446 (2) The Number of Petitions Filed Under Section 251 (3) The Number of Petitions Certified and Denied (4) The Average Time for Processing Petitions In FY 2010, 305 petitions were filed under Section 251 of the Trade Act, up an additional 27 petitions, a 10 percent increase compared to the number of petitions filed in FY 2009. EDA certified 330 petitions, up an additional 114 (1) The Number of Firms That Inquired petitions, a 53 percent increase About the Program compared to the number of In FY 2010, TAACs received 3,446 certifications in FY 2009. Petitions are inquiries about the TAAF Program. certified on a rolling basis throughout the year. Petitions certified in FY 2010 Exhibit 4: Inquiries about the TAAF may be the result of those filed or Program by TAAC accepted in FY 2009; and petitions filed or accepted in FY 2010 may not result Number of in certification in FY 2010. firms that inTAAC quired about The addition of TAAF staff resources the TAAF facilitated EDA’s ability to improve Program processing time for petitions in FY Great Lakes .......................... 106 2010. Although there was a spike in Mid-America .......................... 137 petitions, EDA successfully met the 40MidAtlantic ............................ 376 day processing deadline to make a final Midwest ................................. 82 determination for petitions accepted for PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 EN26JA11.013</GPH> 4618 4619 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 17 / Wednesday, January 26, 2011 / Notices filing as required in the TGAAA. In fact, the average processing time for petitions has started to decline below the 40-day requirement. Number of petitions filed FY 2008 ......................................................... 2009 ......................................................... 2010 ......................................................... % Change (2009 to 2010) ................ 189 278 305 10% Number of petitions accepted for filing Number of petitions certified 190 244 325 33% Exhibit 5: Petition Activity: FY 2008–FY 2010 Number of petitions denied 188 216 330 53% 0 1 0 N/A Average days between acceptance and certification Average days between filing and certification 45 44 40 (9)% N/A 89 74 (17)% Exhibit 6: Petitions Filed by TAAC: FY 2008–FY 2010 EN26JA11.015</GPH> Exhibit 8: Petitions Certified by TAAC: FY 2008–FY 2010 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:27 Jan 25, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 EN26JA11.014</GPH> mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Exhibit 7: Petitions Accepted by TAAC: FY 2008–FY 2010 4620 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 17 / Wednesday, January 26, 2011 / Notices Exhibit 9: Petitions Filed, Accepted and Certified by TAAC: FY 2010 2 Number of petitions filed 2 TAAC Number of petitions accepted for filing 2 Number of petitions certified Great Lakes ................................................................................................................................. Mid-America ................................................................................................................................. MidAtlantic ................................................................................................................................... Midwest ........................................................................................................................................ New England ............................................................................................................................... New York State ............................................................................................................................ Northwest ..................................................................................................................................... Rocky Mountain ........................................................................................................................... Southeastern ................................................................................................................................ Southwest .................................................................................................................................... Western ........................................................................................................................................ 14 26 57 33 53 22 19 17 33 23 8 16 30 59 36 56 26 22 16 30 25 12 19 28 58 40 56 25 21 18 30 23 12 Total ...................................................................................................................................... 305 328 330 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:27 Jan 25, 2011 Jkt 223001 categories may not result in certification within the PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 same FY. These totals represent the activity under each category within FY 2010. E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 EN26JA11.017</GPH> 2 Petitions are certified on a rolling basis throughout the year, therefore activity in these EN26JA11.016</GPH> mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Exhibit 10: Petitions Filed, Accepted, and Certified by TAAC: FY 2010 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 17 / Wednesday, January 26, 2011 / Notices The majority of petitions certified for TAAF were submitted by firms in the (5) The Number of Petitions Filed and Firms Certified for Each Congressional District of the United States Congressional district(s) No. of petitions filed Congressional district(s) No. of petitions filed At Large ............................. 4 ......................................... 1 1 ......................................... 2 ......................................... 3 ......................................... 10 21 22 24 1 1 13 30 32 34 43 ....................................... ....................................... ....................................... ....................................... ....................................... 1 1 1 1 1 ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... 3 3 ......................................... 4 ......................................... 5 ......................................... 6 ......................................... 8 ......................................... 10 ....................................... 13 ....................................... 14 ....................................... 16 ....................................... 2 1 3 3 1 1 1 4 1 2 2 3 1 1 ID 1 2 3 4 5 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:27 Jan 25, 2011 Jkt 223001 IL PO 00000 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 2 LA HI CO 2 3 1 1 1 ......................................... 3 ......................................... 4 ......................................... 5 ......................................... 6 ......................................... 7 ......................................... 9 ......................................... 10 ....................................... 1 ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... 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CT Exhibit 12: Petitions Filed by Congressional District: FY 2010 Congressional district(s) manufacturing industry. Firms in wholesale trade and technical services rounded out the top three industries. Approximately 7 percent of firms MA Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 MD E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 EN26JA11.018</GPH> Exhibit 11: Firms Certified for TAAF by Industry: FY 2010 4621 4622 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 17 / Wednesday, January 26, 2011 / Notices Congressional district(s) No. of petitions filed 2 ......................................... 4 ......................................... 1 1 1 ......................................... 2 ......................................... 3 3 1 ......................................... 7 ......................................... 9 ......................................... 11 ....................................... 12 ....................................... 1 1 2 3 1 3 4 5 6 7 2 1 1 1 1 Congressional district(s) 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 2 8 1 2 8 3 6 1 6 CO 8 3 CT ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... 2 1 3 2 ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... 1 1 1 2 1 4 2 At Large ............................. 1 4 ......................................... 6 ......................................... 1 1 3 ......................................... 12 ....................................... 13 ....................................... 15 ....................................... 1 4 1 1 1 ......................................... 1 ......................................... 2 ......................................... 3 ......................................... 1 1 1 IA 4 ......................................... 6 ......................................... 1 1 IL 1 ......................................... 1 4 5 6 7 9 ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... 1 2 2 2 2 1 4 5 6 7 1 MT 7 ......................................... 8 ......................................... 9 ......................................... 10 ....................................... 11 ....................................... 12 ....................................... 2 1 1 1 1 1 NC ND 1 ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... 1 1 4 2 1 1 ......................................... 3 ......................................... 1 ......................................... 8 ......................................... 12 ....................................... 1 1 1 ......................................... 1 ......................................... 3 ......................................... 8 ......................................... 20 ....................................... 22 ....................................... 25 ....................................... 26 ....................................... 27 ....................................... 28 ....................................... 29 ....................................... 1 1 2 2 1 6 4 1 2 2 4 ......................................... 14 ....................................... 16 ....................................... 1 1 1 OH 2 ......................................... 7 ......................................... 8 ......................................... 13 ....................................... 1 2 3 4 5 1 3 3 ......................................... 4 ......................................... 1 2 At Large ............................. 2 4 ......................................... 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 3 1 2 1 3 2 2 ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... 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No. of petitions filed MD E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 4623 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 17 / Wednesday, January 26, 2011 / Notices Congressional district(s) No. of petitions certified Congressional district(s) 4 ......................................... 1 1 ......................................... 2 ......................................... 3 3 1 ......................................... 7 ......................................... 9 ......................................... 10 ....................................... 11 ....................................... 12 ....................................... 1 1 2 1 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... 2 1 1 2 2 1 5 1 SD 1 ......................................... 1 TX At Large ............................. 5 1 ......................................... 5 ......................................... 7 ......................................... 9 ......................................... 10 ....................................... 11 ....................................... 12 ....................................... 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 UT 1 ......................................... 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The total number of firms that received technical assistance varies each quarter as assistance is provided throughout the year. A firm receiving assistance in one quarter may continue to receive assistance in the following quarter. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Average No. of firms receiving assistance with preparing petitions (per quarter) TAAC Great Lakes .................... Mid-America .................... MidAtlantic ...................... Midwest ........................... New England .................. New York State .............. Northwest ........................ Rocky Mountain .............. Southeastern .................. Southwest ....................... Western .......................... 8 61 10 49 9 15 15 21 20 5 19 Total ......................... 232 (7) The Number of Firms That Received Assistance Developing Business Recovery Plans (Adjustment Proposals) In FY 2010, on average, 146 firms received assistance in developing Adjustment Proposals; and 690 firms received assistance in the implementation of Adjustment Proposal plans per quarter. The total number of firms that received technical assistance varies each quarter as assistance is provided throughout the year. A firm receiving assistance in one quarter may continue to receive assistance in the following quarter. Exhibit 15: Adjustment Proposal Development Activity per Quarter: FY 2010 Average No. of firms receiving assistance with adjustment proposal development (per quarter) Average No. of firms receiving assistance with adjustment proposal implementation (per quarter) Great Lakes ...... Mid-America ...... MidAtlantic ........ Midwest ............. New England .... New York State Northwest .......... Rocky Mountain Southeastern .... Southwest ......... Western ............ 4 14 13 13 16 13 5 18 21 16 13 58 63 85 64 103 30 61 79 54 54 39 Total ........... 146 690 TAAC WI OH 17:27 Jan 25, 2011 1 2 4 5 6 7 9 NY VerDate Mar<15>2010 1 1 2 1 4 ......................................... 6 ......................................... NH PA 1 4 1 1 1 TN ND OR 1 1 SC NC OK 1 RI MS MT 1 1 2 2 4 ......................................... 6 ......................................... MN ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... At Large ............................. MI 8 3 2 3 5 6 ME 4 2 2 3 7 1 1 8 2 7 1 8 Exhibit 14: Petition Assistance Activity per Quarter: FY 2010 WA 1 ......................................... 3 ......................................... 8 ......................................... 20 ....................................... 25 ....................................... 26 ....................................... 27 ....................................... 28 ....................................... 29 ....................................... No. of petitions certified (8) The Number of Adjustment Proposals Approved and Denied by the Secretary of Commerce In FY 2010, EDA approved all 265 Adjustment Proposals that were submitted; an additional 93 business E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 4624 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 17 / Wednesday, January 26, 2011 / Notices recovery plans, a 54 percent increase as compared to FY 2009. Exhibit 16: Summary of Adjustment Proposals Approved: FY 2008–FY 2010 Number of adjustment proposals approved FY 2008 ......................................................................................................... 2009 ......................................................................................................... 2010 ......................................................................................................... % Change (2009 to 2010) ....................................................................... Total government share (millions) 139 172 265 54% $7.9 $10.3 $16.4 59% Total firm share (millions) Total projected adjustment proposal costs (millions) $7.5 $9.8 $15.6 59% $15.4 $20.2 $32.1 59% Average government assistance per firm $56,835 $59,884 $61,958 3% Exhibit 17: Adjustment Proposals Approved by TAAC: FY 2008–FY 2010 that of firms certified in FY 2009. For the purposes of this report, productivity is defined as net sales per employee. Number of Since the certified firms are in various adjustment Southwest ................................. 16 industries, which have a variety of ways proposals Western .................................... 9 to measure productivity, sales per approved employee was chosen as the Total ................................... 265 productivity measure. This measure is 24 25 used because it can be generally applied 29 (9) Sales, Employment, and Productivity to all certified firms. 40 at Each Firm Participating in the 48 Program at the Time of Certification Exhibit 19: Comparison of Average 14 Sales, Employment, and Productivity at The average sales, employment and 20 Firms at the Time of Certification: FY 17 productivity of firms certified into the 2008–FY 2010 23 program in FY 2010 was higher than TAAC Great Lakes .............................. Mid-America .............................. MidAtlantic ................................ Midwest ..................................... New England ............................ New York State ........................ Northwest .................................. Rocky Mountain ........................ Southeastern ............................ Number of adjustment proposals approved TAAC mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES FY Average sales 2008 ....................................................................................................................................... 2009 ....................................................................................................................................... 2010 ....................................................................................................................................... % Change (2009 to 2010) ..................................................................................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:27 Jan 25, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 $13,081,993 $10,338,422 $19,137,139 85% E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 Average employment 82 79 138 74% Average productivity $159,537 $130,866 $138,675 15% EN26JA11.019</GPH> Exhibit 18: Adjustment Proposals Approved by TAAC: FY 2010 4625 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 17 / Wednesday, January 26, 2011 / Notices Exhibit 20: Summary Comparison of Average Sales, Employment, and Productivity for Firms at the Time of Certification by TAAC: FY 2010 TAAC Average sales Average employment Average productivity Great Lakes ........................................................................................................................... Mid-America ........................................................................................................................... MidAtlantic ............................................................................................................................. Midwest .................................................................................................................................. New England ......................................................................................................................... New York State ...................................................................................................................... Northwest ............................................................................................................................... Rocky Mountain ..................................................................................................................... Southeastern .......................................................................................................................... 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Western .................................................................................................................................. $35,127,822 10,265,214 15,122,655 22,062,757 7,632,080 14,585,421 8,720,395 43,725,204 11,052,021 7,529,645 34,685,316 177 88 89 114 51 91 72 203 68 366 196 $198,462 116,650 169,917 193,533 148,649 160,279 121,117 215,395 162,530 20,573 176,966 Total ................................................................................................................................ 19,137,139 138 138,675 Exhibit 21: Summary of Sales, Employment, and Productivity at Each Firm Participating in the Program at the Time of Certification: FY 2010 mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Firm No. —2118051509 —2111249509 —2104802926 —2103906847 —2083450313 —2073175636 —2068287522 —2059136725 —2023874564 —2010236141 —2007895508 —1997824464 —1990457870 —1973580510 —1958214488 —1956376675 —1941157067 —1899532397 —1898904502 —1884551502 —1880843073 —1838877792 —1828369285 —1759758341 —1742177269 —1740960093 —1740086291 —1739842518 —1704715418 —1661485163 —1635069591 —1542448328 —1520701304 —1484222959 —1471661205 —1461073515 —1454186553 —1432738384 —1427334167 —1417226723 —1281724603 —1243439974 —1241427110 —1187326382 —1169045359 VerDate Mar<15>2010 Sales ($) ....................................................................................................................... ....................................................................................................................... ....................................................................................................................... ....................................................................................................................... ....................................................................................................................... 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Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Employment $5,333,040 1,208,258 2,455,461 1,328,000 42,874,044 16,101,898 11,938,999 60,764,758 2,518,000 3,019,178 613,906 4,171,401 7,559,350 45,487,139 7,467,369 1,780,606 612,124 2,037,257 315,272 9,040,000 5,265,708 3,483,609 17,140,309 6,010,971 9,976,653 13,154,390 26,940,727 2,310,068 12,875,152 3,393,780 7,537,000 9,922,578 4,697,310 1,444,014 6,322,000 92,484,000 282,778 3,528,890 37,484,000 983,006 4,028,000 22,596,956 10,487,391 707,341 5,046,000 E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 23 7 39 10 185 137 31 181 21 25 6 41 98 457 49 24 5 4 5 58 41 31 162 50 62 45 147 27 171 31 51 120 77 11 40 302 4 33 359 11 38 99 104 4 43 Productivity ($) $231,871 172,608 62,961 132,800 231,752 117,532 385,129 335,717 119,905 120,767 102,318 102,795 77,136 99,534 153,429 74,973 122,425 479,355 63,054 155,862 128,432 112,374 105,804 120,219 160,914 292,320 183,270 85,558 75,293 109,477 147,784 82,688 61,004 131,274 158,050 306,238 70,695 106,936 104,412 89,364 106,000 228,252 100,840 176,835 117,349 4626 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 17 / Wednesday, January 26, 2011 / Notices mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Firm No. Sales ($) —1129223838 ....................................................................................................................... —1128703111 ....................................................................................................................... —1126326868 ....................................................................................................................... —1116912576 ....................................................................................................................... —1097459358 ....................................................................................................................... —1086130450 ....................................................................................................................... —1038621441 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VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:27 Jan 25, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Employment 10,578,429 1,354,620 2,212,064 5,470,620 92,988,380 26,260,884 14,126,803 17,601,176 15,690,666 2,547,000 4,930,000 4,549,568 4,495,541 3,121,641 11,353,000 932,387 1,606,394 10,585,957 9,609,077 1,406,804 15,056,348 108,005,394 43,715,000 1,660,145 12,073,751 6,173,766 13,963,911 5,304,000 10,311,629 10,811,000 3,122,027 2,346,285 16,463,961 4,131,687 171,103 943,348 9,295,728 25,003,966 11,245,912 194,828 677,432 16,722,097 2,195,090 8,882,300 10,155,480 2,737,505 2,927,563 16,232,121 3,344,284 939,857 34,926,049 4,637,869 1,529,815 10,140,682 3,873,669 1,377,000 10,056,766 5,781,000 14,913,000 94,110,272 2,496,868 3,998,950 14,999,842 3,731,345 20,268,686 1,191,242 32,608,321 2,803,311 8,378,094 1,447,117 1,099,835 3,475,788 4,882,733 6,103,725 E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 104 14 19 25 461 105 103 165 102 21 24 34 39 34 99 143 36 109 85 3 108 736 160 14 125 23 85 52 28 53 41 237 85 22 3 10 25 78 337 8 12 104 14 105 508 31 25 108 32 5 192 42 18 157 41 15 35 116 108 316 28 21 67 38 98 13 116 21 55 11 13 50 27 66 Productivity ($) 101,716 96,759 116,424 218,825 201,601 250,509 137,153 106,674 153,830 121,286 205,417 133,811 115,270 91,813 114,677 6,520 44,622 97,119 113,048 468,935 139,411 146,746 273,219 118,582 96,590 268,425 164,281 102,000 368,272 203,981 76,147 9,900 193,694 190,664 57,034 97,554 371,829 320,235 33,371 24,354 56,453 160,789 156,792 84,593 19,991 88,307 117,103 150,297 104,509 187,971 181,509 110,425 84,990 64,590 94,480 91,800 287,336 49,836 138,083 297,817 88,135 190,426 223,878 99,503 206,823 91,634 281,106 133,491 152,329 136,779 84,603 69,516 180,842 92,481 4627 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 17 / Wednesday, January 26, 2011 / Notices mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Firm No. Sales ($) 132107069 ............................................................................................................................. 215326868 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VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:27 Jan 25, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Employment 4,875,150 8,232,877 201,980,000 313,150 613,236 1,090,852 2,425,844 45,317,479 3,275,986 6,160,767 6,578,244 853,056 4,050,320 22,274,281 166,600,000 5,323,864 9,815,491 3,814,820 1,168,480 3,393,771 3,774,516 2,505,135 134,197,000 7,042,585 3,196,691 11,298,809 7,770,655 14,856,715 19,015,349 9,998,096 4,502,400 884,344 10,389,478 5,939,422 13,044,545 23,726,780 2,722,000 19,809,756 13,942,054 1,990,490 9,793,612 3,371,521 7,510,846 4,612,000 1,065,256 86,665,926 12,706,348 639,588 13,493,317 23,214,000 1,954,476 1,551,985 16,885,829 6,360,142 12,773,634 2,043,850 14,291,766 15,392,000 11,261,303 40,310,044 5,306,225 7,454,736 57,390,191 105,504,196 112,370,000 158,893 5,834,248 5,108,385 1,492,256 7,189,955 28,962,384 4,800,000 20,457,000 88,739,000 E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 55 105 934 5 10 14 22 260 30 431 344 19 32 77 660 37 70 2122 14 35 18 34 914 40 52 110 16 62 846 41 57 130 82 57 691 113 18 57 69 24 126 31 78 35 21 458 167 4 86 204 13 23 808 68 66 21 134 58 61 3115 43 63 259 395 998 4 68 34 12 76 187 53 124 333 Productivity ($) 88,639 78,408 216,253 62,630 61,324 77,918 112,830 174,634 109,200 14,294 19,123 43,972 126,573 289,276 252,424 143,888 140,221 1,798 83,463 96,965 209,695 73,680 146,824 176,065 61,475 102,716 485,666 239,624 22,477 242,085 78,989 6,803 126,701 104,200 18,878 209,972 151,222 347,540 202,059 82,937 77,727 108,759 96,293 131,771 50,726 189,227 76,086 159,897 156,899 113,794 150,344 68,369 20,898 93,532 193,540 97,326 106,655 265,379 184,612 12,941 123,401 118,329 221,584 267,099 112,595 39,723 85,798 150,247 124,355 94,605 154,879 90,566 164,976 266,483 4628 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 17 / Wednesday, January 26, 2011 / Notices mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Firm No. 1250192980 1250257754 1251302450 1252079576 1252436282 1253720272 1254322240 1255105505 1256321189 1256768152 1256819844 1256829696 1256861475 1256921129 1257376509 1257516574 1258743222 1260826068 1262959682 1264723282 1266339861 1266353281 1266507166 1266857885 1266942829 1266943121 1266947270 1267027715 1267462374 1267470068 1267543458 1267648076 1267651976 1268086064 1268146310 1268157420 1268224827 1268670167 1268744533 1268751244 1268925702 1268951389 1269004689 1269269057 1269271489 1269291616 1269368306 1269436574 1269956130 1270041484 1270057007 1270480498 1270494120 1271250626 1271253012 1271254787 1271444344 1273082444 1273151594 1273511065 1273604467 1273670517 1274280512 1274377941 1274732253 1274891083 1274904043 1274977621 1274982453 1275498608 1275501481 1275511967 1276001619 1276010273 VerDate Mar<15>2010 Sales ($) ........................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................................... 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Jan 25, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Employment 433,632 3,281,352 4,018,650 110,491,969 217,035 14,816,335 100,962,620 465,216 1,731,646 2,917,626 52,569,607 5,821,437 511,901 7,230,791 1,926,715 10,874,000 8,813,262 1,978,584 15,889,753 3,640,000 6,975,566 11,331,686 640,737 1,625,000 7,291,000 16,868,347 1,876,145 1,656,638 663,920 10,547,269 6,961,334 3,323,141 10,210,351 10,016,000 3,392,384 25,542,464 1,532,111 355,324,231 2,474,000 1,688,308 1,794,208 22,679,000 161,938 4,748,940 3,866,340 2,906,220 20,343,681 991,000 48,092,000 2,214,350 11,118,850 6,162,659 7,701,343 8,126,174 3,574,300 2,428,448 3,399,635 1,757,269 2,636,265 3,415,979 935,330 1,588,074 185,220 59,439,842 4,418,363 8,212,101 7,013,000 10,041,631 24,617,949 8,194,926 8,854,439 8,679,385 1,921,000 837,229 E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 4 41 40 497 2 77 320 5 20 34 195 62 4 24 25 99 42 22 86 20 45 135 9 19 118 115 32 29 10 76 90 26 71 34 45 321 8 1143 43 16 14 152 3 20 30 34 108 203 352 21 90 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(10) Sales, Employment, and Productivity at Each Firm Upon Completion of the Program and Each Year for the Two-year Period Following Completion Firms that completed the TAAF Program in FY 2008 report that at VerDate Mar<15>2010 Sales ($) 17:27 Jan 25, 2011 Jkt 223001 completion, average sales were $10.9 million, average employment was 73, and average productivity was $150,674 (sales per employee). Between FY 2008 and FY 2009, one year after completing the program, firms report that average sales increased by PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Employment 6,547,098 1,096,375 1,760,404 23,845,594 912,115 90,881,308 6,249,947 4,047,406 29,153,315 1,154,435 32,327,732 209,812,000 9,645,673 5,206,736 1,855,202 12,554,000 9,508,149 15,244,156 4,717,220 4,188,055 4,588,575 844,748 686,821 5,609,499 2,896,917 10,719,785 4,415,042 9,275,776 1,198,400 69,520,128 7,764,988 2,604,710 20,812,200 709,112 104,000 14,937,310 688,001 34,534,810 58,126,775 34,240,000 6,468,184 83,743,273 4,024,755 2,785,528 1,196,061 5,722,000 191,092,628 7,540,427 4,841,397 2,250,498 1,807,141 10,409,004 1,769,572 430,401 1,518,225 4,028,269 14,548,104 24,295,000 27,293,631 59,757,408 30,636,210 37,808,432 11,900,000 43 14 7 153 8 633 65 51 202 11 144 990 48 17 19 181 73 65 56 23 31 6 8 23 16 111 35 68 19 245 73 13 72 9 62 71 5 222 247 191 656 391 31 32 172 63 608 61 70 36 17 76 18 16 16 37 254 185 110 192 212 175 75 Productivity ($) 152,258 78,313 251,486 155,854 114,014 143,572 96,153 79,361 144,323 104,949 225,280 211,931 200,952 306,279 97,642 69,359 130,249 234,525 84,236 182,089 148,019 151,389 85,853 243,891 180,157 96,575 125,534 136,408 63,074 283,756 106,735 200,362 289,058 76,661 1,677 210,385 137,600 155,562 235,331 179,267 9,860 214,177 129,831 87,048 6,954 90,825 314,297 123,614 69,163 62,514 106,302 136,961 98,310 27,768 94,889 108,872 57,276 131,324 248,124 311,237 144,510 216,048 158,667 one percent, average employment decreased by 10 percent, and average productivity increased by 11 percent. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that nationwide for the manufacturing industry, average employment decreased 12 percent and E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 4630 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 17 / Wednesday, January 26, 2011 / Notices average productivity increased by 4 percent. Between FY 2008 and FY 2010, two years after completing the program, firms report that average sales decreased by 14 percent, average employment decreased by 16 percent, and average productivity increased by 3 percent. BLS reports that nationwide for the manufacturing industry, average This measure is used because it can be generally applied to all certified firms. However, BLS’ productivity measures relate output to the labor hours used in the production of that output. employment decreased 12 percent and average productivity increased by 9 percent. For the purposes of this report, data was reported only for firms where all data was available. Since the certified firms are in various industries, which have a variety of ways to measure productivity, sales per employee was chosen as the productivity measure. Program completion Exhibit 22: Summary of Average Sales, Employment, and Productivity at Firms Upon Completion of the Program and the One-Year Period Following Completion Average sales Completion (FY 2008) ........................................................................................................... 1st Year Following Completion (FY 2009) ............................................................................ % Change 1st Year Following Completion ........................................................................... Average employment $10,999,200 $11,079,460 1% 73 66 ¥10% Average productivity $150,674 $167,871 11% Exhibit 23: Summary of Average Sales, Employment, and Productivity at Firms Upon Completion of the Program and the Two-Year Period Following Completion Program completion Average sales Completion (FY 2008) ........................................................................................................... 2nd Year Following Completion (FY 2010) ........................................................................... % Change 2nd Year .............................................................................................................. Following Completion ............................................................................................................ Average employment Average productivity $10,999,200 $9,498,479 73 61 $150,674 $155,713 ¥14% ¥16% 3% Exhibit 24: Sales, Employment, and Productivity at Each Firm Upon Completion of the Program and TwoYear Period Following Completion mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Firm ID Average sales at completion (FY 2008) FY08–01 FY08–05 FY08–03 FY08–04 FY08–02 FY08–23 FY08–24 FY08–20 FY08–25 FY08–26 FY08–21 FY08–28 FY08–22 FY08–27 FY08–30 FY08–29 FY08–34 FY08–31 FY08–32 FY08–36 FY08–37 FY08–33 FY08–35 FY08–38 FY08–39 FY08–41 FY08–40 FY08–44 FY08–42 FY08–43 FY08–47 FY08–49 FY08–57 VerDate Mar<15>2010 $39,390,601 10,630,000 28,400,000 5,130,000 16,500,000 3,000,000 7,500,000 2,000,000 4,200,000 1,700,000 6,056,458 3,070,000 10,200,000 18,750,000 275,000 313,000 3,081,000 17,500,000 3,210,000 18,592,000 354,000 30,000,000 14,300,000 6,500,000 37,000,000 7,500,000 8,500,000 911,948 1,972,425 19,493,382 520,610 4,250,000 769,184 Average sales 1st yr following completion (FY 2009) Average sales 2nd yr following completion (FY 2010) $37,698,350 10,800,000 31,500,000 5,800,000 17,800,000 2,000,000 7,000,000 1,000,000 4,000,000 1,100,000 5,500,000 3,080,000 9,000,000 17,000,000 248,000 416,000 2,220,000 14,200,000 4,273,000 18,227,000 859,000 40,000,000 14,200,000 7,100,000 40,000,000 8,900,000 10,500,000 881,669 1,629,361 15,767,000 452,662 3,386,346 816,322 Average employment at completion (FY 2008) $21,692,925 4,800,000 25,150,000 5,325,204 17,000,000 2,000,000 7,020,687 2,400,000 4,200,000 1,200,000 3,006,918 2,300,000 10,000,000 18,500,000 229,000 533,000 1,597,000 10,900,000 4,637,000 16,852,000 1,117,000 40,000,000 13,000,000 8,400,000 43,000,000 9,400,000 10,750,000 430,401 945,420 19,000,000 301,635 1,818,408 674,255 17:27 Jan 25, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00022 325 64 190 33 53 25 67 21 33 9 27 19 58 86 6 22 39 195 36 130 5 200 38 50 440 25 15 20 18 88 8 22 11 Fmt 4703 Average employment 1st yr following completion (FY 2009) 275 55 180 35 55 25 65 10 31 9 31 18 55 80 8 12 25 160 41 105 7 100 35 68 429 29 25 16 14 86 6 19 11 Sfmt 4703 Average employment 2nd yr following completion (FY 2010) Average productivity at completion (FY 2008) Average productivity 1st yr following completion (FY 2009) Average productivity 2nd yr following completion (FY 2010) 173 38 158 31 56 23 65 22 33 9 21 15 57 85 7 12 22 120 35 125 6 120 37 80 439 31 28 11 14 86 5 15 10 $121,202 166,094 149,474 155,455 311,321 120,000 111,940 95,238 127,273 188,889 224,313 161,579 175,862 218,023 45,833 14,227 79,000 89,744 89,167 143,015 70,800 150,000 376,316 130,000 84,091 300,000 566,667 45,597 109,579 221,516 65,076 193,182 69,926 $137,085 196,364 175,000 165,714 323,636 80,000 107,692 100,000 129,032 122,222 177,419 171,111 163,636 212,500 31,000 34,667 88,800 88,750 104,220 173,590 122,714 400,000 405,714 104,412 93,240 306,897 420,000 55,104 116,383 183,337 75,444 178,229 74,211 $125,393 126,316 159,177 171,781 303,571 86,957 108,011 109,091 127,273 133,333 143,187 153,333 175,439 217,647 32,714 44,417 72,591 90,833 132,486 134,816 186,167 333,333 351,351 105,000 97,950 303,226 383,929 39,127 67,530 220,930 60,327 121,227 67,426 E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 4631 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 17 / Wednesday, January 26, 2011 / Notices Average sales at completion (FY 2008) Firm ID Average sales 1st yr following completion (FY 2009) Average sales 2nd yr following completion (FY 2010) Average employment at completion (FY 2008) Average employment 1st yr following completion (FY 2009) Average employment 2nd yr following completion (FY 2010) Average productivity at completion (FY 2008) Average productivity 1st yr following completion (FY 2009) Average productivity 2nd yr following completion (FY 2010) FY08–56 FY08–53 FY08–52 FY08–54 FY08–55 2,960,719 7,278,583 6,160,677 41,000,000 29,000,000 3,027,576 6,535,827 6,101,363 40,000,000 28,000,000 2,292,154 4,675,983 4,593,196 22,500,000 18,700,000 37 43 34 75 200 37 36 26 70 204 33 36 27 75 147 80,019 169,269 181,196 546,667 145,000 81,826 181,551 234,668 571,429 137,255 69,459 129,888 170,118 300,000 127,211 Total 10,299,200 11,079,460 9,498,479 73 66 61 150,674 167,871 155,713 (11) The Financial Assistance Received by Each Firm Participating in the Program (12) The Financial Contribution Made by Each Firm Participating in the Program In FY 2010, firms received $8.7 million in technical assistance provided by the TAACs to prepare petitions; and in the development and implementation of Adjustment Proposals (often through business consultants and other experts). Firms participating in the program contributed $6.1 million towards the development and implementation of TAAC assistance to firms TAAC Adjustment Proposals. Funds are not provided directly to firms; instead EDA funds TAACs and TAACs pay a costshared proportion of the cost to secure specialized business consultants. Exhibit 25: Summary of TAAF Program Financial Assistance by TAAC: FY 2010 Amount paid to consultants by the TAACs Total TAAC assistance to firms (TAACs + consultants) Financial contribution by the firms Great Lakes ..................................................................................................... Mid-America ..................................................................................................... MidAtlantic ....................................................................................................... Midwest ............................................................................................................ New England ................................................................................................... New York State ................................................................................................ Northwest ......................................................................................................... Rocky Mountain ............................................................................................... Southeastern .................................................................................................... Southwest ........................................................................................................ Western ............................................................................................................ $196,060 93,836 309,655 178,428 229,249 152,425 53,257 493,122 243,177 128,997 98,004 $677,560 466,399 910,562 705,954 1,283,189 366,230 499,053 433,261 514,935 453,751 183,943 $873,620 560,235 1,220,217 884,382 1,512,438 518,655 552,310 926,383 758,112 582,748 281,947 $646,809 466,399 910,562 631,906 1,256,739 271,104 443,905 433,261 495,659 373,376 170,524 Total .......................................................................................................... 2,176,210 6,494,837 8,671,047 6,100,244 (13) The Types of Technical Assistance Included in the Adjustment Proposals of Firms Participating in the Program Firms proposed various types of projects in Adjustment Proposals. Marketing/sales projects are geared toward increasing revenue, whereas production/manufacturing projects tend to be geared toward cutting costs. Support system projects can provide a competitive advantage by either cutting costs or creating new sales channels. Management and financial projects are designed to improve management’s decision making ability and business control. More than half of all firms Project classification Management .................................... mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Marketing/Sales ............................... Production ........................................ Support Systems ............................. 18:50 Jan 25, 2011 Exhibit 26: Characteristics of Technical Assistance in Adjustment Proposals: FY 2010 Number of adjustment proposal projects Sample types of projects Financial ........................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 proposed to implement marketing/sales or production/manufacturing projects. Sample projects are listed below in Exhibit 26. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Accounting systems upgrade ................................................................ Cost control tracking system Automatic Data Processing development Strategic business planning .................................................................. Succession management Management development Sales process training ........................................................................... Market expansion and feasibility analysis Web site design and upgrade Lean manufacturing and certification .................................................... New product development Production and warehouse automation Enterprise Resource Planning ............................................................... MIS upgrades Computer Aided Design software Supply chain management software Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 Adjustment proposal project costs 30 $517,000 79 1,987,100 228 11,416,092 215 11,918,300 162 6,984,400 4632 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 17 / Wednesday, January 26, 2011 / Notices Exhibit 27: Adjustment Proposals by Project Classification: FY 2010 In FY 2010, of the 102 firms that left the TAAF program, 57 completed the program and the remaining 45 firms left for the reasons listed below in Exhibit 28. Exhibit 28: Summary of Firms Leaving the TAAF Program: FY 2010 Reason for leaving program Number of firms Completed Assistance .............. Firm Filed Chapter 11 .............. Firm Sold .................................. Inadequate Funds for Project Implementation ...................... Lost Interest in Program ........... Out of Business ........................ Past 5-year Threshold .............. 57 1 2 Total ................................... 102 4 4 11 23 mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Conclusion TAAF effectively targeted small and medium sized firms FY 2010. The average sales, employment and productivity of firms certified into the program in FY 2010 was higher than that of firms certified in FY 2009. More than half of all firms proposed to implement a marketing/sales project or VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:27 Jan 25, 2011 Jkt 223001 production/engineering project in their Adjustment Proposals. Firms that completed the TAAF Program in FY 2008 report that at completion, average sales were $10.3 million, average employment was 73, and average productivity was $140,977 (sales per employee). One year after completing the program (FY 2009), firms report that average sales increased by one percent, average employment decreased by 10 percent, and average productivity increased by 11 percent. BLS reported that nationwide for the manufacturing industry in FY 2009, average employment decreased 12 percent and average productivity increased by 4 percent. Two years after completing the program (FY 2010), firms report that average sales decreased by 14 percent, average employment decreased by 16 percent, and average productivity increased by 3 percent. BLS reported that nationwide for the manufacturing industry in FY 2010, average employment decreased 12 percent and average productivity increased by 9 percent. Overall, there has been an increase in the demand for the TAAF Program in FY 2010, as demonstrated by the increase in the number of petitions for certification and Adjustment Proposals submitted to EDA for approval. In FY 2010, EDA approved an additional 114 petitions, a 53 percent increase as compared to FY 2009; and approved an PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 additional 93 Adjustment Proposals, a 54 percent increase as compared to FY 2009. The addition of TAAF staff resources facilitated EDA’s ability to improve processing time for petitions and Adjustment Proposals in FY 2010. Although there was a spike in petitions and Adjustment Proposals, EDA successfully met the 40-day processing deadline to make a final determination for petitions accepted for filing; and the 60-day processing deadline for approval of Adjustment Proposals as required in the TGAAA. In fact, the average processing time for petitions has started to decline below the 40-day requirement and the average processing time for Adjustment Proposals is below 30 days. Dated: January 20, 2011. Bryan Borlik, Director, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms Program. [FR Doc. 2011–1583 Filed 1–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–24–P E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 EN26JA11.020</GPH> (14) The Number of Firms Leaving the Program Before Completing the Project or Projects in Their Adjustment Proposals and the Reason the Project Was Not Completed

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Economic Development Administration


Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms Program Fiscal Year 2010 
Annual Report

AGENCY: Economic Development Administration, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This annual report is submitted in accordance with Section 
1866 of the Trade and Globalization Adjustment Assistance Act (TGAAA) 
of 2009, which was included as subtitle I (letter ``I'') of title I of 
Division B of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. 
L. 111-5, 123 Stat. 115, at 367). Section 1866 of the TGAAA directs the 
Secretary of Commerce to submit to Congress an annual report on the 
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms (TAAF) Program by the 15th of 
December each year. The TAAF Program is one of four Trade Adjustment 
Assistance (TAA) Programs authorized by the Trade Act of 1974 (19 
U.S.C. 2341 et seq.) (Trade Act).
    Administered by the Department of Commerce's Economic Development 
Administration (EDA), the goal of the TAAF Program is to help 
economically distressed U.S. businesses develop strategies to compete 
in the global economy. In general, the program provides cost-sharing 
technical assistance to eligible businesses to create and implement 
targeted business recovery plans, called Adjustment Proposals under the 
program. Firms contribute a matching share to create and implement 
their plan.
    Technical assistance is provided through a nationwide network of 
eleven EDA-funded Trade Adjustment Assistance Centers (TAACs), which 
are either non-profits or university-affiliated. The TAACs provide 
assistance to firms petitioning EDA for certification of eligibility 
under the program and in the development and implementation of business 
recovery plans.
    Firms that completed the TAAF Program in FY 2008 report that at 
completion, average sales were $10.3 million, average employment was 
73, and average productivity was $140,977 (sales per employee). One 
year after completing the program (FY 2009), firms report that average 
sales increased by one percent, average employment decreased by 10 
percent, and average productivity increased by 11 percent. The Bureau 
of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that nationwide for the 
manufacturing industry in FY 2009, average employment decreased 12 
percent and average productivity increased by 4 percent. Two years 
after completing the program (FY 2010), firms report that average sales 
decreased by 14 percent, average employment decreased by 16 percent, 
and average productivity increased by 3 percent. BLS reported that 
nationwide for the manufacturing industry in FY 2010, average 
employment decreased 12 percent and average productivity increased by 9 
percent.
    Overall, there has been an increase in the demand for the TAAF 
Program in FY 2010, as demonstrated by the increase in the number of 
petitions for certification and Adjustment Proposals submitted to EDA 
for approval. In FY 2010, EDA approved an additional 114 petitions, a 
53 percent increase as compared to FY 2009; and approved an additional 
93 Adjustment Proposals, a 54 percent increase as compared to FY 2009.
    The addition of TAAF staff resources facilitated EDA's ability to 
improve processing time for petitions and Adjustment Proposals in FY 
2010. Although there was a spike in petitions and Adjustment Proposals, 
EDA successfully met the 40-day processing deadline to make a final 
determination for petitions accepted for filing; and the 60-day 
processing deadline for approval of Adjustment Proposals as required in 
the TGAAA. In fact, the average processing time for petitions has 
started to decline below the 40-day requirement and the average 
processing time for Adjustment Proposals is below 30 days.

ADDRESSES: Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms Division, Room D100, 
Economic Development

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Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bryan Borlik, Director of the TAAF 
Program, 202-482-3901.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Table of Contents

Introduction
Program Description
Program Initiative
Results/Findings
Data for This Report
    (1) The Number of Firms That Inquired About the Program
    (2) The Number of Petitions Filed Under Section 251
    (3) The Number of Petitions Certified and Denied
    (4) The Average Time for Processing Petitions
    (5) The Number of Petitions Filed and Firms Certified for Each 
Congressional District of the United States
    (6) The Number of Firms That Received Assistance in Preparing 
Their Petitions
    (7) The Number of Firms That Received Assistance Developing 
Business Recovery Plans (Adjustment Proposals)
    (8) The Number of Adjustment Proposals Approved and Denied by 
the Secretary of Commerce
    (9) Sales, Employment, and Productivity at Each Firm 
Participating in the Program at the Time of Certification
    (10) Sales, Employment, and Productivity at Each Firm Upon 
Completion of the Program and Each Year for the Two-Year Period 
Following Completion
    (11) The Financial Assistance Received by Each Firm 
Participating in the Program
    (12) The Financial Contribution Made by Each Firm Participating 
in the Program
    (13) The Types of Technical Assistance Included in the 
Adjustment Proposals of Firms Participating in the Program
    (14) The Number of Firms Leaving the Program Before Completing 
the Project or Projects in Their Adjustment Proposals and the Reason 
the Project Was Not Completed
Conclusion

Introduction

    This report is provided in compliance with Section 1866 of the 
Trade and Globalization Adjustment Assistance Act (TGAAA) of 2009, 
which was included as subtitle I (letter ``I'') of title I of Division 
B of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111-5, 
123 Stat. 115, at 367). Section 1866 of the TGAAA directs the Secretary 
of Commerce to provide an annual report on the Trade Adjustment 
Assistance for Firms (TAAF) program by the 15th of December each year. 
Section 1866 of the TGAAA states:

    IN GENERAL.--Not later than December 15, 2009, and each year 
thereafter, the Secretary of Commerce shall prepare a report 
containing data regarding the trade adjustment assistance for firms 
program provided for in chapter 3 of title II of the Trade Act of 
1974 (19 U.S.C. 2341 et seq.) for the preceding fiscal year.

    This report will provide findings and results to the extent that 
the data is available on the following 14 measures:
    1. The number of firms that inquired about the program.
    2. The number of petitions filed under section 251.
    3. The number of petitions certified and denied.
    4. The average time for processing petitions.
    5. The number of petitions filed and firms certified for each 
congressional district of the United States.
    6. The number of firms that received assistance in preparing their 
petitions.
    7. The number of firms that received assistance developing business 
recovery plans (Adjustment Proposals).
    8. The number of Adjustment Proposals approved and denied by the 
Secretary of Commerce.
    9. Sales, employment, and productivity at each firm participating 
in the program at the time of certification.
    10. Sales, employment, and productivity at each firm upon 
completion of the program and each year for the two-year period 
following completion.
    11. The financial assistance received by each firm participating in 
the program.
    12. The financial contribution made by each firm participating in 
the program.
    13. The types of technical assistance included in the Adjustment 
Proposals of firms participating in the program.
    14. The number of firms leaving the program before completing the 
project or projects in their Adjustment Proposals and the reason the 
project was not completed.

Program Description

    The TAAF program is one of four Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) 
programs authorized under the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2341 et 
seq.) (Trade Act). The responsibility for administering the TAAF 
program is delegated by the Secretary of Commerce to the Economic 
Development Administration (EDA). TAAF program provides technical 
assistance to manufacturers and service firms affected by import 
competition to help the firms develop and implement projects to regain 
global competitiveness.
    The mission of the TAAF Program is to help U.S. firms regain 
competitiveness in the global economy. Import-impacted U.S. 
manufacturing, production, and service firms can receive matching funds 
for projects that expand markets, strengthen operations, and sharpen 
competitiveness through TAAF. The program provides assistance in the 
development of business recovery plans, which are known as Adjustment 
Proposals under Section 252 of the Trade Act, and matching funds to 
implement projects outlined in the Adjustment Proposals.
    The TAAF Program supports a national network of 11 non-profit or 
university-affiliated Trade Adjustment Assistance Centers (TAACs) to 
help U.S. manufacturing, production, and service firms in all fifty 
states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. 
Firms work with the TAACs to apply for certification for TAAF 
assistance, and prepare and implement strategies to guide their 
economic recovery.
    The other TAA programs are TAA for Workers, Farmers, and 
Communities, which are administered by the Departments of Labor, 
Agriculture, and Commerce through EDA, respectively.

Exhibit 1: TAA Programs

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Program Initiative

    As noted above, the TAAF Program provides technical assistance in 
the development and implementation of Adjustment Proposals. Projects 
are aimed at improving a firm's competitive position. Specifically, 
funds are applied toward the cost of consultants, engineers, designers, 
or industry experts for improvement projects in targeted areas that can 
better a firm's position, such as engineering, information technology, 
management, market development, marketing, new product development, 
quality improvement, and sales. Funds are not provided directly to 
firms; instead EDA funds TAACs and TAACs pay a cost-shared proportion 
of the cost to secure specialized business consultants.
    To certify a firm as eligible to apply for adjustment assistance, 
the Secretary must determine that three conditions are met:
    1. A significant number or proportion of the workers in the firm 
have been or are threatened to be totally or partially separated;
    2. Sales and/or production of the firm have decreased absolutely, 
or sales and/or production of an article or service that accounted for 
at least 25 percent of total production or sales of the firm during the 
12, 24, or 36 months preceding the most recent 12, 24, or 36-month 
period for which data are available have decreased absolutely; and
    3. Increased imports of articles like or directly competitive with 
articles produced or services provided by the firm have ``contributed 
importantly'' to both the layoffs and the decline in sales and/or 
production.
BILLING CODE 3510-24-P

Exhibit 2: TAACs and Their Respective Service Areas

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    The main responsibilities of the TAACS include:
     Assisting firms in preparing their petitions for TAAF. 
Firms are not charged for any assistance related to preparing a 
petition.
     Once a petition has been approved, TAACs work closely with 
firm management to identify the firm's strengths and weaknesses and 
develop a customized Adjustment Proposal designed to stimulate recovery 
and growth. The program pays up to 75% of the cost of developing an 
Adjustment Proposal and the firm must pay the rest. EDA must approve 
all Adjustment Proposals to ensure they conform to statutory and 
regulatory requirements.
     After an Adjustment Proposal has been approved, company 
management and TAAC staff jointly identify consultants with the 
specific expertise required to assist the firm.
     Under the TAAF Program, EDA shares the cost of Adjustment 
Proposal task implementation. For an Adjustment Proposal in which 
proposed tasks total $30,000 or less, EDA will provide 75 percent of 
the cost and the firm is responsible for the balance. For an Adjustment 
Proposal in which proposed tasks total over $30,000, EDA and the firm 
share the implementation costs evenly; EDA pays 50 percent of the total 
cost and the firm pays 50 percent. Due to limited program funding, EDA 
limits its share of technical assistance to a certified firm to 
$75,000. After a competitive procurement process, the TAAC and the firm 
generally contract with private consultants to implement the Adjustment 
Proposal.
    There are three main phases to receiving technical assistance under 
the program. The phases are (1) petitioning for certification, (2) 
recovery planning, and (3) project implementation.

Exhibit 3: Program Phases

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Phase I--Petitioning for Certification

    The first step to receiving assistance is the submission of a 
petition to EDA to be certified as a trade impacted firm. This petition 
is Form ED-840P ``Petition by a Firm for Certification of Eligibility 
to Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance'' and any supporting 
documentation. Certification specialists within the TAACs generally 
work with the firm at no cost to complete and submit a petition to EDA.
    Upon receipt of the petition, EDA performs a thorough analysis of 
the petition and supporting documents to determine if the petition is 
complete and may be accepted. EDA is required to make a final 
determination on the petition within 40 days of accepting a 
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determination is 40 days. Before May 17, 2009, EDA had 60 days to 
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Phase II--Recovery Planning

    Certified firms then work with TAAC staff to develop a customized 
Adjustment Proposal and submit to EDA for approval. Once an Adjustment 
Proposal has been submitted, EDA is required to make a final 
determination within 60 days.

Phase III--Adjustment Proposal Implementation

    The firm works with consultants to implement projects in an 
approved Adjustment Proposal. As projects are implemented and if the 
firm is satisfied with the work, the firm will first pay their match to 
the consultant, and then send a notice to the TAAC stating that they 
are satisfied with the work and that they have paid their matching 
share. The TAAC will then pay the Federal matching share. Firms have up 
to five years from the date of an Adjustment Proposal's approval to 
implement it, unless they receive approval for an extension. Generally, 
firms complete the implementation of their Adjustment Proposals over a 
two-year period.

Results/Findings

Data for This Report

    The data used in this report was collected from the TAACs as part 
of their reporting requirements, petitions for certification, and the 
Adjustment Proposals submitted by the TAACs on behalf of firms. Data 
from these sources were recorded into a central database by Eligibility 
Reviewers at EDA. Results for average processing times and the number 
of approved and denied petitions and Adjustment Proposal were derived 
by EDA.
(1) The Number of Firms That Inquired About the Program
    In FY 2010, TAACs received 3,446 inquiries about the TAAF Program.

Exhibit 4: Inquiries about the TAAF Program by TAAC

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             Number of
                                                            firms that
                          TAAC                            inquired about
                                                             the TAAF
                                                              Program
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Great Lakes.............................................             106
Mid-America.............................................             137
MidAtlantic.............................................             376
Midwest.................................................              82
New England.............................................             163
New York State..........................................             134
Northwest...............................................             806
Rocky Mountain..........................................             351
Southeastern............................................              42
Southwest...............................................             280
Western.................................................             969
    Total...............................................           3,446
------------------------------------------------------------------------

 (2) The Number of Petitions Filed Under Section 251
(3) The Number of Petitions Certified and Denied
(4) The Average Time for Processing Petitions
    In FY 2010, 305 petitions were filed under Section 251 of the Trade 
Act, up an additional 27 petitions, a 10 percent increase compared to 
the number of petitions filed in FY 2009. EDA certified 330 petitions, 
up an additional 114 petitions, a 53 percent increase compared to the 
number of certifications in FY 2009. Petitions are certified on a 
rolling basis throughout the year. Petitions certified in FY 2010 may 
be the result of those filed or accepted in FY 2009; and petitions 
filed or accepted in FY 2010 may not result in certification in FY 
2010.
    The addition of TAAF staff resources facilitated EDA's ability to 
improve processing time for petitions in FY 2010. Although there was a 
spike in petitions, EDA successfully met the 40-day processing deadline 
to make a final determination for petitions accepted for

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filing as required in the TGAAA. In fact, the average processing time 
for petitions has started to decline below the 40-day requirement.

Exhibit 5: Petition Activity: FY 2008-FY 2010

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Number of                                     Average days    Average days
                                               Number of       petitions       Number of       Number of        between     between filing
                    FY                         petitions     accepted for      petitions       petitions    acceptance and        and
                                                 filed          filing         certified        denied       certification   certification
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2008......................................             189             190             188               0              45             N/A
2009......................................             278             244             216               1              44              89
2010......................................             305             325             330               0              40              74
    % Change (2009 to 2010)...............             10%             33%             53%             N/A            (9)%           (17)%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Exhibit 6: Petitions Filed by TAAC: FY 2008-FY 2010
[GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN26JA11.014

Exhibit 7: Petitions Accepted by TAAC: FY 2008-FY 2010
[GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN26JA11.015

Exhibit 8: Petitions Certified by TAAC: FY 2008-FY 2010

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[GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN26JA11.016

Exhibit 9: Petitions Filed, Accepted and Certified by TAAC: FY 2010 \2\

     
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \2\ Petitions are certified on a rolling basis throughout the 
year, therefore activity in these categories may not result in 
certification within the same FY. These totals represent the 
activity under each category within FY 2010.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                     Number of
                                                                     Number of       petitions       Number of
                              TAAC                                   petitions     accepted for      petitions
                                                                     filed \2\      filing \2\       certified
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Great Lakes.....................................................              14              16              19
Mid-America.....................................................              26              30              28
MidAtlantic.....................................................              57              59              58
Midwest.........................................................              33              36              40
New England.....................................................              53              56              56
New York State..................................................              22              26              25
Northwest.......................................................              19              22              21
Rocky Mountain..................................................              17              16              18
Southeastern....................................................              33              30              30
Southwest.......................................................              23              25              23
Western.........................................................               8              12              12
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................................             305             328             330
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Exhibit 10: Petitions Filed, Accepted, and Certified by TAAC: FY 2010
[GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN26JA11.017


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Exhibit 11: Firms Certified for TAAF by Industry: FY 2010

    The majority of petitions certified for TAAF were submitted by 
firms in the manufacturing industry. Firms in wholesale trade and 
technical services rounded out the top three industries. Approximately 
7 percent of firms certified in FY 2010 were service sector firms. 
Demand from service firms in FY 2011 is likely to increase at the same 
rate as FY 2010.
[GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN26JA11.018

(5) The Number of Petitions Filed and Firms Certified for Each 
Congressional District of the United States

Exhibit 12: Petitions Filed by Congressional District: FY 2010

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                No. of
                 Congressional district(s)                    petitions
                                                                filed
------------------------------------------------------------------------
AK
    At Large...............................................            1
AL
    4......................................................            1
AR
    1......................................................            1
    2......................................................            4
    3......................................................            2
AZ
    5......................................................            1
    6......................................................            1
CA
    13.....................................................            1
    30.....................................................            1
    32.....................................................            1
    34.....................................................            1
    43.....................................................            1
CO
    1......................................................            2
    2......................................................            2
    3......................................................            3
    4......................................................            1
    5......................................................            1
CT
    1......................................................            2
    2......................................................            2
    5......................................................            1
    6......................................................            1
FL
    10.....................................................            1
    21.....................................................            1
    22.....................................................            1
    24.....................................................            1
GA
    2......................................................            2
    5......................................................            1
    6......................................................            1
    7......................................................            1
    9......................................................            1
HI
    1......................................................            1
ID
    1......................................................            3
IL
    3......................................................            2
    4......................................................            1
    5......................................................            3
    6......................................................            3
    8......................................................            1
    10.....................................................            1
    13.....................................................            1
    14.....................................................            4
    16.....................................................            1
    17.....................................................            1
IN
    2......................................................            1
    7......................................................            1
    8......................................................            1
    13.....................................................            1
KS
    1......................................................            2
    2......................................................            2
    3......................................................            1
    4......................................................            2
KY
    1......................................................            1
    2......................................................            2
    3......................................................            1
LA
    2......................................................            2
    3......................................................            3
    6......................................................            1
    7......................................................            1
MA
    1......................................................            4
    3......................................................            3
    4......................................................            3
    5......................................................            3
    6......................................................            3
    7......................................................            3
    9......................................................            4
    10.....................................................            2
MD

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    2......................................................            1
    4......................................................            1
ME
    1......................................................            3
    2......................................................            3
MI
    1......................................................            1
    7......................................................            1
    9......................................................            2
    11.....................................................            3
    12.....................................................            1
MN
    3......................................................            2
    4......................................................            1
    5......................................................            1
    6......................................................            1
    7......................................................            1
MO
    1......................................................            1
    2......................................................            1
    4......................................................            1
    5......................................................            2
    6......................................................            1
    7......................................................            4
    8......................................................            2
MS
    1......................................................            1
MT
    At Large...............................................            3
NC
    7......................................................            2
    8......................................................            1
    9......................................................            1
    10.....................................................            1
    11.....................................................            1
    12.....................................................            1
ND
    1......................................................            3
NH                                                           ...........
    1......................................................            4
NJ
    8......................................................            1
    12.....................................................            1
NY
    1......................................................            1
    3......................................................            1
    8......................................................            2
    20.....................................................            2
    22.....................................................            1
    25.....................................................            6
    26.....................................................            4
    27.....................................................            1
    28.....................................................            2
    29.....................................................            2
OH
    4......................................................            1
    14.....................................................            1
    16.....................................................            1
OK
    1......................................................            5
    2......................................................            1
    3......................................................            3
OR
    3......................................................            1
    4......................................................            2
PA
    3......................................................            3
    4......................................................            1
    5......................................................            2
    6......................................................            1
    7......................................................            3
    8......................................................            2
    9......................................................            2
    10.....................................................            2
    11.....................................................            8
    12.....................................................            1
    13.....................................................            2
    15.....................................................            8
    16.....................................................            3
    17.....................................................            6
    18.....................................................            1
    19.....................................................            6
RI
    1......................................................            8
    2......................................................            3
SC
    2......................................................            2
    3......................................................            1
    5......................................................            3
    6......................................................            2
SD
    At Large...............................................            1
TN
    4......................................................            1
    6......................................................            1
TX
    3......................................................            1
    12.....................................................            4
    13.....................................................            1
    15.....................................................            1
UT
    1......................................................            1
    2......................................................            1
    3......................................................            1
VA
    4......................................................            1
    6......................................................            1
VT
    1......................................................            1
WA
    4......................................................            1
    5......................................................            2
    6......................................................            2
    7......................................................            2
    9......................................................            2
WI
    1......................................................            1
    4......................................................            1
    5......................................................            4
    6......................................................            2
    7......................................................            1
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Exhibit 13: Petitions Certified by Congressional District: FY 2010

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                No. of
                 Congressional district(s)                    petitions
                                                              certified
------------------------------------------------------------------------
AK
    At Large...............................................            2
AL
    4......................................................            1
AR
    1......................................................            1
    2......................................................            4
    3......................................................            2
AZ
    4......................................................            1
CA
    7......................................................            1
    20.....................................................            1
    26.....................................................            1
    30.....................................................            1
    31.....................................................            1
    32.....................................................            1
    34.....................................................            1
    43.....................................................            1
    48.....................................................            1
CO
    1......................................................            1
    2......................................................            2
    3......................................................            3
    4......................................................            1
    5......................................................            1
    6......................................................            1
CT
    1......................................................            2
    2......................................................            2
    5......................................................            1
    6......................................................            1
FL
    10.....................................................            1
    22.....................................................            1
    24.....................................................            1
GA                                                                     6
    2......................................................            2
    3......................................................            1
    5......................................................            1
    6......................................................            1
    9......................................................            1
HI
    1......................................................            2
IA
    3......................................................            1
ID
    1......................................................            3
IL
    3......................................................            2
    4......................................................            2
    5......................................................            3
    6......................................................            4
    7......................................................            1
    8......................................................            2
    10.....................................................            1
    13.....................................................            1
    14.....................................................            5
    16.....................................................            1
    17.....................................................            1
IN
    2......................................................            1
    7......................................................            1
    8......................................................            1
    13.....................................................            1
KS
    1......................................................            2
    2......................................................            1
    3......................................................            1
    4......................................................            2
KY
    1......................................................            1
    3......................................................            1
LA
    2......................................................            2
    3......................................................            2
    6......................................................            1
    7......................................................            1
MA
    1......................................................            4
    3......................................................            4
    4......................................................            3
    5......................................................            3
    6......................................................            3
    7......................................................            3
    9......................................................            5
    10.....................................................            2
MD
    2......................................................            1

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    4......................................................            1
ME
    1......................................................            3
    2......................................................            3
MI
    1......................................................            1
    7......................................................            1
    9......................................................            2
    10.....................................................            1
    11.....................................................            4
    12.....................................................            1
MN
    2......................................................            2
    3......................................................            1
    4......................................................            1
    5......................................................            1
    6......................................................            1
MO
    1......................................................            2
    2......................................................            1
    3......................................................            1
    4......................................................            2
    5......................................................            2
    6......................................................            1
    7......................................................            5
    8......................................................            1
MS
    1......................................................            1
MT
    At Large...............................................            5
NC
    1......................................................            1
    5......................................................            1
    7......................................................            2
    9......................................................            1
    10.....................................................            2
    11.....................................................            1
    12.....................................................            1
ND
    1......................................................            1
    At Large...............................................            1
NH
    1......................................................            5
    2......................................................            1
NY
    1......................................................            1
    3......................................................            1
    8......................................................            1
    20.....................................................            3
    25.....................................................            6
    26.....................................................            5
    27.....................................................            1
    28.....................................................            4
    29.....................................................            3
OH
    3......................................................            1
    4......................................................            1
    8......................................................            1
    10.....................................................            1
    14.....................................................            1
    16.....................................................            1
OK
    1......................................................            5
    2......................................................            2
    3......................................................            2
OR
    3......................................................            1
    4......................................................            2
PA
    3......................................................            3
    4......................................................            1
    6......................................................            3
    7......................................................            4
    8......................................................            2
    9......................................................            2
    10.....................................................            3
    11.....................................................            7
    12.....................................................            1
    13.....................................................            1
    15.....................................................            8
    16.....................................................            2
    17.....................................................            7
    18.....................................................            1
    19.....................................................            8
RI
    1......................................................            8
    2......................................................            3
SC
    2......................................................            1
    3......................................................            1
    5......................................................            2
    6......................................................            2
SD
    At Large...............................................            1
TN
    4......................................................            1
    6......................................................            1
TX
    3......................................................            1
    12.....................................................            4
    15.....................................................            1
    16.....................................................            1
    21.....................................................            1
UT
    1......................................................            1
    2......................................................            1
    3......................................................            2
    28.....................................................            1
VA
    4......................................................            1
    6......................................................            2
WA
    4......................................................            1
    5......................................................            2
    6......................................................            1
    7......................................................            3
    9......................................................            1
WI
    3......................................................            1
    4......................................................            1
    5......................................................            5
    6......................................................            3
------------------------------------------------------------------------

 (6) The Number of Firms that Received Assistance in Preparing Their 
Petitions
    In FY 2010, on average, 232 firms received assistance in preparing 
petitions per quarter. The total number of firms that received 
technical assistance varies each quarter as assistance is provided 
throughout the year. A firm receiving assistance in one quarter may 
continue to receive assistance in the following quarter.

Exhibit 14: Petition Assistance Activity per Quarter: FY 2010

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                         Average No. of
                                                        firms receiving
                                                        assistance with
                         TAAC                              preparing
                                                         petitions (per
                                                            quarter)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Great Lakes..........................................                  8
Mid-America..........................................                 61
MidAtlantic..........................................                 10
Midwest..............................................                 49
New England..........................................                  9
New York State.......................................                 15
Northwest............................................                 15
Rocky Mountain.......................................                 21
Southeastern.........................................                 20
Southwest............................................                  5
Western..............................................                 19
                                                      ------------------
    Total............................................                232
------------------------------------------------------------------------

 (7) The Number of Firms That Received Assistance Developing Business 
Recovery Plans (Adjustment Proposals)
    In FY 2010, on average, 146 firms received assistance in developing 
Adjustment Proposals; and 690 firms received assistance in the 
implementation of Adjustment Proposal plans per quarter. The total 
number of firms that received technical assistance varies each quarter 
as assistance is provided throughout the year. A firm receiving 
assistance in one quarter may continue to receive assistance in the 
following quarter.

Exhibit 15: Adjustment Proposal Development Activity per Quarter: FY 
2010

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                             Average No.
                                               of firms   Average No. of
                                              receiving        firms
                                              assistance     receiving
                                                 with       assistance
                    TAAC                      adjustment       with
                                               proposal     adjustment
                                             development     proposal
                                                 (per     implementation
                                               quarter)    (per quarter)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Great Lakes................................            4             58
Mid-America................................           14             63
MidAtlantic................................           13             85
Midwest....................................           13             64
New England................................           16            103
New York State.............................           13             30
Northwest..................................            5             61
Rocky Mountain.............................           18             79
Southeastern...............................           21             54
Southwest..................................           16             54
Western....................................           13             39
                                            ----------------------------
    Total..................................          146            690
------------------------------------------------------------------------

 (8) The Number of Adjustment Proposals Approved and Denied by the 
Secretary of Commerce
    In FY 2010, EDA approved all 265 Adjustment Proposals that were 
submitted; an additional 93 business

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recovery plans, a 54 percent increase as compared to FY 2009.

Exhibit 16: Summary of Adjustment Proposals Approved: FY 2008-FY 2010

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                           Total
                                                  Number of      Total                   projected     Average
                                                  adjustment   government   Total firm   adjustment   government
                       FY                         proposals      share        share       proposal    assistance
                                                   approved    (millions)   (millions)     costs       per firm
                                                                                         (millions)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2008...........................................          139         $7.9         $7.5        $15.4      $56,835
2009...........................................          172        $10.3         $9.8        $20.2      $59,884
2010...........................................          265        $16.4        $15.6        $32.1      $61,958
% Change (2009 to 2010)........................          54%          59%          59%          59%           3%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Exhibit 17: Adjustment Proposals Approved by TAAC: FY 2008-FY 2010
[GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN26JA11.019

Exhibit 18: Adjustment Proposals Approved by TAAC: FY 2010

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                              Number of
                                                              adjustment
                            TAAC                              proposals
                                                               approved
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Great Lakes................................................           24
Mid-America................................................           25
MidAtlantic................................................           29
Midwest....................................................           40
New England................................................           48
New York State.............................................           14
Northwest..................................................           20
Rocky Mountain.............................................           17
Southeastern...............................................           23
Southwest..................................................           16
Western....................................................            9
                                                            ------------
    Total..................................................          265
------------------------------------------------------------------------

 (9) Sales, Employment, and Productivity at Each Firm Participating in 
the Program at the Time of Certification
    The average sales, employment and productivity of firms certified 
into the program in FY 2010 was higher than that of firms certified in 
FY 2009. For the purposes of this report, productivity is defined as 
net sales per employee. Since the certified firms are in various 
industries, which have a variety of ways to measure productivity, sales 
per employee was chosen as the productivity measure. This measure is 
used because it can be generally applied to all certified firms.

Exhibit 19: Comparison of Average Sales, Employment, and Productivity 
at Firms at the Time of Certification: FY 2008-FY 2010

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                    Average          Average
                              FY                                Average sales      employment      productivity
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2008.........................................................      $13,081,993               82         $159,537
2009.........................................................      $10,338,422               79         $130,866
2010.........................................................      $19,137,139              138         $138,675
% Change (2009 to 2010)......................................              85%              74%              15%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


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Exhibit 20: Summary Comparison of Average Sales, Employment, and 
Productivity for Firms at the Time of Certification by TAAC: FY 2010

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                    Average          Average
                             TAAC                               Average sales      employment      productivity
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Great Lakes..................................................      $35,127,822              177         $198,462
Mid-America..................................................       10,265,214               88          116,650
MidAtlantic..................................................       15,122,655               89          169,917
Midwest......................................................       22,062,757              114          193,533
New England..................................................        7,632,080               51          148,649
New York State...............................................       14,585,421               91          160,279
Northwest....................................................        8,720,395               72          121,117
Rocky Mountain...............................................       43,725,204              203          215,395
Southeastern.................................................       11,052,021               68          162,530
Southwest....................................................        7,529,645              366           20,573
Western......................................................       34,685,316              196          176,966
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
    Total....................................................       19,137,139              138          138,675
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Exhibit 21: Summary of Sales, Employment, and Productivity at Each Firm 
Participating in the Program at the Time of Certification: FY 2010

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                   Productivity
                           Firm No.                               Sales ($)        Employment          ($)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--2118051509.................................................       $5,333,040               23         $231,871
--2111249509.................................................        1,208,258                7          172,608
--2104802926.................................................        2,455,461               39           62,961
--2103906847.................................................        1,328,000               10          132,800
--2083450313.................................................       42,874,044              185          231,752
--2073175636.................................................       16,101,898              137          117,532
--2068287522.................................................       11,938,999               31          385,129
--2059136725.................................................       60,764,758              181          335,717
--2023874564.................................................        2,518,000               21          119,905
--2010236141.................................................        3,019,178               25          120,767
--2007895508.................................................          613,906                6          102,318
--1997824464.................................................        4,171,401               41          102,795
--1990457870.................................................        7,559,350               98           77,136
--1973580510.................................................       45,487,139              457           99,534
--1958214488.................................................        7,467,369               49          153,429
--1956376675.................................................        1,780,606               24           74,973
--1941157067.................................................          612,124                5          122,425
--1899532397.................................................        2,037,257                4          479,355
--1898904502.................................................          315,272                5           63,054
--1884551502.................................................        9,040,000               58          155,862
--1880843073.................................................        5,265,708               41          128,432
--1838877792.................................................        3,483,609               31          112,374
--1828369285.................................................       17,140,309              162          105,804
--1759758341.................................................        6,010,971               50          120,219
--1742177269.................................................        9,976,653               62          160,914
--1740960093.................................................       13,154,390               45          292,320
--1740086291.................................................       26,940,727              147          183,270
--1739842518.................................................        2,310,068               27           85,558
--1704715418.................................................       12,875,152              171           75,293
--1661485163...........................................