Recent News

Seven Virginia Companies Increase Exports through Commonwealth’s International Business Acceleration Program

February 12, 2021

Seven companies have graduated VEDP's Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) Program

Ten Companies Selected to Participate in Virginia Leaders in Export Trade Program

January 13, 2021

VEDP announced the acceptance of 10 companies into its two-year Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) program.

Twelve Companies Selected to Participate in Virginia Leaders in Export Trade Program

September 9, 2020

Two-year export program provides resources to support international business expansion.

VEDP International Trade Conducts Virtual Market Visits To Help Virginia Exporters Build Business Overseas

August 27, 2020

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) today announced that its Division of International Trade is adapting its Trade Missions program to a virtual platform.

Virginia Companies Increase Exports through Commonwealth’s Two-Year Business Acceleration Program

August 13, 2020

10 companies across the Commonwealth have graduated from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership’s (VEDP) Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) Program.

Case Studies


TMEIC Gets a Lift in International Sales from VEDP Trade Services

TMEIC has utilized VEDP trade services since VEDP first offered to hold in-house trade compliance training sessions for the company starting in 2003. TMEIC is now participating in the VALET program for the second time. The company hopes to sell its automation and drives technology to ports around the world, focusing on Southeast Asia and Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam in particular.

K12 A Stride Company

COVID Accelerates Stride’s Entry Into India

Stride’s international business had been based on informal relationships with in-country representatives rather than a strategic plan. During the trade mission to India in February 2020, Stride representatives met with 16 prospective partners and clients in Bangalore, Delhi, and Mumbai, with VEDP arranging the logistics of the trip and assisting with post-trip follow-up.

Seventh Sense

Seventh Sense Expands Global Market Reach Through VEDP International Trade

As a start-up with an innovative technology based on the globally popular HubSpot and Marketo marketing platforms, Seventh Sense needed to develop a global market strategy. The challenge: the company did not have any partnerships with internationally based marketing agencies, which is a major driver for the type of software Seventh Sense sells


Aeroprobe Sets Companies Up for Speed

Aeroprobe, based in Christiansburg in the New River Valley, manufactures advanced sensors and measuring devices upon which cutting-edge systems around the world rely.