Virginia Economic Development Partnership


Nine New Virginia Companies Accepted to Participate in Virginia’s VALET Program

RICHMOND – The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) today announced the acceptance of nine Virginia companies into its two-year Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) program: Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC) of Newport News; Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, LLC of the City of Richmond; Integrated Textile Solutions, Inc. (ITS) of the City of Salem; Lessard Design… Read more

Virginia Companies Increase International Sales through Commonwealth’s Premier Exporting Program

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that nine companies from across the Commonwealth have graduated 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. These companies increased their international sales by an average of… Read more

Upcoming Richmond VALET Event on June 15th!

Growing Your Export Business: Improving Your International Tax Planning and Video Marketing Capabilities Please join us for an International Trade networking lunch discussion featuring two VALET Program Partners who will share best practices on how to optimize your international accounting practices and improve your marketing performance. RSVP Today! Topics:  “Tax 101: Improving Your Company’s… Read more

VALET Companies Among VA Chamber’s Fantastic 50

The Virginia Chamber of Commerce recently announced its Fantastic 50 List, which included two VALET companies: Mooroka USA, a graduate of the VALET July 2013 Class, came in 24th in this year’s list and was the highest ranking retailer/wholesaler. Prevailance Inc., a current VALET company and member of the January 2015 Class, ranked 47th in… Read more

2017 Beyond Virginia Calendar Contest – Deadline May 15!

Showcase the products and services your company sells around the world! The Beyond Virginia Calendar is designed to highlight outstanding Virginia companies that market products and services internationally. The calendar offers a unique opportunity for these companies to share their international success stories. Each year, VEDP-International Trade selects 12 companies to represent Virginia’s exports for… Read more

VALET Participant ANAB and ASCLD/LAB Merge Forensics Operations

The ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB), a participant in the VALET July 2015 Class, recently signed an affiliation agreement with the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB), merging ASCLD/LAB into ANAB. The merger with ASCLD/LAB allows ANAB to enhance its expertise in the field of forensics accreditation while providing uninterrupted service to… Read more

Trade Mission Registration Opens Friday

Registration for VEDP’s 2016/17 Trade Missions opens Friday, April 1st! Check out the full list of trade missions on the International Events page. New destinations on the schedule for 2016/17 include: Trade Mission to Southern Africa (South Africa and surrounding countries) MINExpo 2016 in Las Vegas: an exclusive event for mining technology companies located in… Read more

New Trade Mission Schedule Released

VEDP-International Trade’s new trade mission schedule had been announced through June 2017! New destinations to the calendar for 2016/17 include: Trade Mission to Southern Africa (South Africa and surrounding countries) MINExpo 2016 in Las Vegas: an exclusive event for mining technology companies located in the VCEDA region. Trade Mission to Costa Rica Trade Mission to… Read more

Magnets USA Enjoys Trade Show Success

Magnets USA (VALET July 2016), recently wrote about their success at their largest trade show setup yet, the Keller Williams Family Reunion convention in New Orleans.  Magnets USA is a Virginia-based manufacturer of magnetic and related marketing products.  During the show, Magnets USA was able to meet hundreds of customers and leads from the United… Read more