The Assess Costs Everywhere (ACE) tool is one of many activities being carried out by the U.S. Department of Commerce to encourage businesses to bring production back to the United States or expand their operations here. We work every day to help U.S. businesses thrive and increase the number of family-sustaining American jobs by creating incentives, securing access to markets for U.S. exports, providing financial and technical support for companies to grow and expand, and improving education and training opportunities to develop a skilled workforce.

The ACE tool was developed in partnership with the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Manufacturing Extension Partnership, with the assistance of United States Patent and Trademark Office and SelectUSA within the International Trade Administration.