Representatives from Fairfax County, Virginia, connect Indian businesses with US opportunities during a mission to India

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Business Wire India

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) returned to India for the second time this year for a visit led by Juhi Naithani, Assistant Director of International Business Investment. FCEDA has had a presence in India since 2004 and serves as a contact point for companies interested in expanding into the US market. This FCEDA India trip included Visits to New Delhi, Hyderabad and Pune in November 2022.

“It was our pleasure to return to India to meet with Indian companies interested in expanding their operations to the United States,” said Ms. Naithani. “Whether your company was able to meet with us this time or would like to schedule a future meeting, we stand ready to support you and look forward to connecting you to endless opportunities in Fairfax County and the US marketplace.”

November 2022 – FCEDA in New Delhi

Ms. Naithani had meetings with Minister for Trade Affairs Jonathan Heimer at the US Embassy in New Delhi, and with companies based in Delhi/National Capital Region.

“Organizations like FCEDA are key to strengthening the work of the US Commercial Service,” said Mr. Heimer. “With its presence in India since the early 2000s, FCEDA’s commitment to helping Indian companies expand into the US is evident.”

November 2022 – FCEDA in Bangalore

FCEDA India representative Dev Malik made a commitment to emerging organizations at VenturRISE, Global Investors Gathering: Global Startup Challenge by TiE Bangalore, in collaboration with Karnataka Government for Top50 Startups.

November 2022 – FCEDA in Hyderabad

In Hyderabad, Ms. Naithani met with Granules India Guided tour including a site visit at their largest manufacturing facility, the world’s largest pharmaceutical intermediates facility at Gagillapur. Ms Naithani was also interviewed by Major Sunil Shetty, a local podcast host https://mystartuptv.in/ about business opportunities in Fairfax County.

The FCEDA team also successfully ran a networking event for local tech companies with a keynote address Hyderabad US Consul General Jennifer Larson.

“I am pleased to be part of this roadshow to highlight Fairfax County as an attractive and worthwhile investment destination,” said Consul General Larson during her speech. “Not only is it a great place to do business, it’s also a great place to live, for example for your employees,” she continued.

The event was supported by US Commercial Service, Hyderabad; WTC Shabbad; Visakhapatnam; and Davies & Associates. The event included a panel discussion on Fairfax County, Virginia’s value proposition as a global business destination offering unparalleled access to the US market. click here to see Bizz Buzz coverage of the event.

November 2022 – FCEDA in Pune

FCEDA conducted an exclusive session Fairfax County in Northern Virginia: America’s most livable tech hub at TiECON Pune: Future Achievers Conclave, an annual conference of the TiE Pune Chapter that attracts more than 500 entrepreneurs from Pune and around the world. The session presented Pallabi Saboo, Founder and CEO of Fairfax County-based Harmonia Holdings Group, who is also a member of the FCEDA Board of Directors; and Ashok Chaturvedula, Senior Vice President, CGI, India, speaking to Ms. Naithani. They talked about Fairfax County being a preferred business destination for their companies as well as a great place to live and work.

Participant Ramesh Mirakhur, Managing Partner at IT-Yukti Consultants, Director, Turvo India and Founding Member at TiE Pune said: “The FCEDA session at TiE CON Pune 2022 provided startups with valuable information on setting up offices in the best location on the east coast of the USA. It is noteworthy that a district agency maintains an active office in India to help Indian companies access the US market.”

click here to see Business News coverage of the event.

Why Fairfax County, Virginia

Nearly 30 Indian companies, including some of the biggest names in technology, are already part of the dynamic and diverse business community of Fairfax County, Virginia, just minutes from Washington, DC Along with its eastern time zone, which aligns with both New York and Toronto, Fairfax County offers direct connections to global markets via Washington Dulles International Airportwhich flies to hundreds of international destinations, including a direct flight to Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.

Fairfax County’s business community includes 9 Fortune 500 headquarters, leading government contractors, a mix of more than 8,800 technology companies such as Amazon and Google, and global headquarters for prominent companies such as Hilton, Mars, Airbus and General Dynamics. In addition to its strength in government and defense technology, Fairfax County’s diverse ecosystem is evident in the cluster of cybersecurity, communications, finance and healthcare companies based in the region. Indian companies that have already chosen Fairfax County as their location of choice include Tata Communications, Hexaware, HCL and Granules Pharmaceuticals.

For more information on the unprecedented opportunities Fairfax offers to Indian companies considering expansion into the US, visit www.fairfaxcountyeda.org.

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