Tag Archives: Mining & Metals

Mining Opportunities in Chile: Seminar and Meetings

September 21, 2015 in Abingdon, Virginia Coal, energy, and technology companies throughout Virginia are invited to attend an upcoming seminar to learn more about business opportunities in Chile’s mining sector. This seminar will be presented by Virginia’s trade representative from Chile. Topics will include: An introduction to Chile and its mining sector How to benefit from the U.S.-Chilean… Read more

VEDP Releases Chile Mining Report

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) released a newly commissioned report on Chile’s Mining Market. VEDP’s in-country market research partner conducted in-depth research on the mining market in order to provide Virginia companies with useful information on the market structure. The U.S. remains the largest mining equipment supplier, with over 40% of market share. Products… Read more

Governor McAuliffe Announces Program for Coal & Energy Technology Companies

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today the Go Global with Coal & Energy Technology (GGCET) program, a collaboration of the Governor’s Office, the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) as a result of the Governor’s 2014 Energy Plan. Speaking about today’s announcement at an event in Bluefield, Virginia, Governor… Read more

Growing Opportunities in Armenia: New Trade and Investment Framework Agreement

The United States and Armenia have recently agreed to a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement. The Office of the United States Trade Representative states that this agreement created a United States-Armenia Council on Trade that is tasked to create ways to “strengthen the trade and investment relationship between the two countries.” The United States Census… Read more

Colombia Trade Mission 2014: Leading Sectors for Trade in Colombia

The January 10, 2014 registration deadline for VEDP’s Trade Mission to Colombia is approaching quickly!  If you are wondering if the Trade Mission is right for your company, read ahead to find out what the best export and trade opportunities are for U.S. companies. Transportation and Infrastructure: The Colombian National Infrastructure Agency (ANI) launched a… Read more

South East Asia Mining Industry

South East Asia will slowly emerge to become one of the main growth drivers in Asia’s mining sector.  The total value of mineral exchanges in ASEAN has multiplied by 10 in the past decade, going from US$ 4.1 to 43.1 billion between 2000 et 2011. ASEAN made up for 10.3%. Indonesia Second exporter of coal… Read more

Business Opportunities in Argentina

EDUCATION There are over 65,000 educational establishments in Argentina (not including Universities) the majority of which are state run. There are 38 State and 41 Private Universities and 1700 non-university institutes in Argentina. The Government is concentrating on improving the Vocational Education System due to lack of skills in the Argentine workforce. Opportunities include: Vocational… Read more