The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) today announced the release of the Virginia Cyber Security Export Market Report. George Mason University prepared the study as part of VEDP’s ‘Going Global’ Defense Initiative to mitigate the impact of defense spending cuts on Virginia’s economy, the nation’s leading state recipient of defense spending. VEDP’s International Trade program focuses on assisting Virginia businesses in capturing export opportunities overseas. As the U.S. Federal Government cuts back on defense spending, there are significant opportunities for Virginia’s defense companies to grow sales abroad. The initiative helps to promote the diversification of Virginia defense companies into new international markets, thereby ensuring long-term economic survival and continued ability to supply U.S. defense forces.

Virginia is an industry hub of cyber security companies. With the increase in cyber attacks on the private sector and government agencies around the world, there are great opportunities for Virginia’s cyber security firms to export their products, services and technology to governments and private businesses in different countries.  (more…)

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) today announced that Moog Components Group received the 2013 Commonwealth of Virginia Governor’s Award for Excellence in International Trade. The award was presented at the Virginia Conference on World Trade in Williamsburg. Moog Components Group, based in Blacksburg, Virginia and a business segment of Moog Inc., is an innovative… Read more

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) announced the acceptance of 14 Virginia companies into its two-year Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) program. Launched in January 2002, the program assists exporters in the Commonwealth that have firmly established domestic operations and are committed to international exporting as an expansion strategy. Participating firms are chosen based… Read more

Eleven companies from across the Commonwealth graduated this week from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership’s (VEDP) Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) Program, touting impressive results from their newly acquired tools to successfully export products and services overseas. The graduating companies were recognized during a luncheon at the downtown Richmond Marriott. January’s 11 graduating companies… Read more

As a trade and international business development specialist, Barbara Mowat facilitates relationships between borders. Acting as The State of Virginia’s Trade Mission Partner in Canada, Barbara played an instrumental role in connecting two organizations – The Personnel Department and Bannockburn Global Forex, LLC. To read the full story, click here.

Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) has launched its ‘Going Global’ initiative to mitigate the impact of defense spending cuts on Virginia’s economy, the nation’s leading state recipient of federal spending. VEDP- International Trade’s focus is to assist Virginia businesses in capturing export opportunities overseas. As the U.S. Federal… Read more

Alexander C. Marcus, founder of ESI Total Fuel Management in Chantilly, Va., will present “Due Diligence: The Case for Investment in Diesel Fuel Quality Systems Management™ at the Data Centre World Conference & Expo in London on Thursday, 28th February, 2013, 11:30 a.m. Marcus is also Managing Director of ESI Environmental Solutions Deutschland, GmbH, a… Read more