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Trade Partners provide resources to Virginia companies to support international business RICHMOND, VA —The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) International Trade Division today announced a partnership with 25 private sector providers that will offer services to Virginia companies. The private sector Trade Partners are a team of expert international service providers that assist Virginia exporters… Read more

Thirteen Virginia companies recognized for completing two-year international business acceleration program RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that 13 companies from across the Commonwealth have graduated from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership’s (VEDP) Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) Program. The graduating companies increased international sales by an average of 82 percent during their two years… Read more

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that 13 companies from across the Commonwealth have graduated from the Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) Program, touting impressive results as they successfully exported products and services overseas. The VALET program, run by the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP), assists exporters in the Commonwealth that have firmly established their… Read more

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) today announced the appointment of its new Committee on International Trade. In the 2017 session the Virginia General Assembly mandated the establishment of an advisory committee to include one ex-officio, voting member; a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Virginia Port Authority, and two citizen members appointed… Read more

QubicaAMF grew annual revenue, increased Virginia employment through participation in state international trade programs Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that QubicaAMF is the recipient of the 2017 Commonwealth of Virginia Governor’s Award for Excellence in International Trade. The award was presented at the 69th annual Virginia Conference on World Trade, held in Williamsburg. QubicaAMF, based in Mechanicsville, has been… Read more

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia has received $255,000 in grant funding to support the Commonwealth’s State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Grant Program. The STEP program, funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, is designed to increase the number of small businesses that are exporting and to… Read more

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

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

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Grandwatt Electric Corporation, a Suffolk-based manufacturer, has made sales to distributors in Chile and Costa Rica as a result of its participation in the Virginia Economic Development Partnership’s (VEDP) international trade programs. After attending the VEDP-led ExpoMin Chile trade show in April of 2016, Grandwatt signed an… Read more

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia has received more than $359,400 in grant funding to support the Commonwealth’s State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Grant Program. The STEP Program, funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, is designed to increase the number of small businesses that… Read more