Success Stories


Founded in 2004, MicroXact is a semiconductor test and measurement equipment manufacturing company. The company’s customer base ranges from university labs and start-up companies to government labs and Fortune 100 corporations. Employee-owned and intensely driven, MicroXact is uniquely positioned to integrate multi-disciplinary backgrounds and extensive networking with the end goal of providing high-impact products to industrial,… Read more

MAG Aerospace

Having begun operations in 2010, MAG Aerospace delivers manned aerial surveillance, unmanned aircraft systems, aviation training and technical services to government and commercial customers around the world. The Woodbridge-based company was the recipient of the 2016 Commonwealth of Virginia Governor’s Award for Excellence in International Trade. MAG Aerospace has a global reputation for excellence in providing… Read more

Grandwatt Electric Corporation

Grandwatt Electric Corporation is a privately owned global manufacturer of portable light towers and generator sets for telecom, mining, railway and other industrial applications. Since 2013, Grandwatt has worked with VEDP to expand sales opportunities in overseas markets after recognizing that international markets would be easier to enter than domestic markets. Company officials have traveled… Read more

Wako Chemicals USA

Wako Chemicals USA, Inc. is an international corporation supplying innovative clinical diagnostic reagents, bioproducts and specialty chemicals worldwide. Wako is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wako Pure Chemical Industries, Ltd., of Japan, which is world renowned for its high-purity chemicals. Wako Chemicals USA, Inc. selected Richmond, Virginia as the site for its first U.S. production plant… Read more

Valkyrie Enterprises

Valkyrie Enterprises is a veteran-owned small business providing defense services to the U.S. military and commercial clients. Recently named by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce as part of the Virginia Fantastic 50 for highest overall growth, its business, focusing on acquisition, modernization, and readiness, supports today’s warrior. Seizing international opportunities has been a critical component… Read more


When you sell overseas, it helps to have powerful support. TRAX found that support at Virginia Economic Development Partnership-International Trade. TRAX, LLC Energy Solutions, a division of TRAX International, is located in Lynchburg, Virginia. TRAX is a global company whose more than 2,200 employees deliver a broad spectrum of sophisticated technical services and products to… Read more

Polymer Solutions

Polymer Solutions (PSI) was named one of the 2013 Best Places to Work in Virginia. So what exactly makes PSI a great place to work?  It’s a combination of tangible benefits, the intentional company culture, and a group of great people. As a team, PSI is dedicated to excellence, growth, and fun. As a company,… Read more

Massimo Zanetti Beverage

Massimo Zanetti Beverage (MZB) is the largest privately held, family owned coffee company in the world. Major brands are Chock Full ‘o Nuts coffee, Hills Bros Coffee, Hills Bros Cappuccinos, MJB coffee, and Chase & Sanborn. With coffee expertise that dates back to 1871, MZB has the expertise and capability to provide a world class… Read more

Gatekeeper, Inc.

Gatekeeper Security (Gatekeeper) is the only manufacturer of fully automated under vehicle inspection systems worldwide. Gatekeeper’s technology automatically inspects the undercarriage of any vehicle that travels on road or rail. Gatekeeper has systems operating in the extreme cold of Northern Russia, to the punishing heat of the Middle East, to the dripping humidity of South… Read more

American Mine Research

American Mine Research commenced international sales efforts in the early 1990s. After a successful partnership in Australia and several hundred thousand dollars in sales, the Australian government enacted new explosion requirements that American Mine Research’s system did not meet. The upfront costs to redesign did not justify the long payback period it would take to… Read more