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Fifteen Virginia Companies Expand into Global Markets with Commonwealth’s Trade Accelerator Program

January 13, 2022

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that fifteen companies across the Commonwealth have graduated from the Virginia Economic Developmen

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

January 13, 2022

RICHMOND—The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) today announced the acceptance of 16 companies into its two-year Virginia Leaders in

Virginia Announces Nation's First State-Led Supply Chain Optimization Program

September 1, 2021

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced the launch of the nation’s first official state-led Supply Chain Optimization Prog

Eight Virginia Companies Expand into Global Markets with Commonwealth’s Trade Accelerator Program

July 30, 2021

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that eight companies across the Commonwealth have graduated from the Virginia Economic Development

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

July 15, 2021

RICHMOND—The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) today announced the acceptance of 12 companies into its two-year Virginia Leaders in

Case Studies

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International Sales Help Dilon Technologies Weather Domestic Downturn

The company joined VEDP’s Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) program in 2020, helping its international sales grow by 300% — and the enhanced focus on exports came at a fortuitous time. Soon after Dilon began the program, the U.S. market went into a downturn due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while international markets kept growing, helping protect the company from the ups and downs of the domestic market.

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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.

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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