Fairfax County, Virginia USA, Friday, January 11, 2013 -
The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) has selected MKW GmbH to run the FCEDA’s Munich marketing office and work with European companies considering expansion to the United States.
Founded in 1994 as an economic research and consulting company, MKW (which stands for “Make Knowledge Work”) today also focuses on knowledge management and information management. CEO Andreas Woidich and Managing Partner Stefan Pommer will lead FCEDA initiatives in continental Europe.
“We are looking forward to a close and fruitful collaboration with the Fairfax County EDA,” Pommer said. “With more than 6,700 tech companies, 140,000 tech jobs and 130 European companies already there, we look forward to showing how Fairfax County has the perfect environment for innovative European companies that are considering expanding in the U.S.”
“Technology communities in Europe are an important market for Fairfax County,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the FCEDA. “Companies in these locations have world-class technologies to bring to the marketplace and they offer unique opportunities for collaboration in a variety of industry segments. MKW is now the European connection for the FCEDA and will be a smart resource for European companies that want to understand the opportunities that make Fairfax County the best location for their U.S. operations.”
The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority’s Munich office opened in 2011 to work with European companies interested in expanding in the U.S. market. Almost 200 European companies are part of the dynamic, diverse Fairfax County business community. Click here for more information about the FCEDA’s European outreach.
In addition to Munich, the FCEDA’s aggressive global outreach efforts include marketing offices in Bangalore, Boston, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv.
Time magazine called Fairfax County, “one of the great economic success stories of our time.” Business growth and innovation helps Fairfax County fund the nation’s top-rated school system and other public services that contribute to the quality of life of residents. Fairfax County offers businesses a state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure, access to global markets through Washington Dulles International Airport, a vibrant investment capital community and a highly skilled, well-educated workforce.
The award-winning Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center. The FCEDA offers site location and business development assistance, and connections with county and state government agencies, to help companies locate and expand in Fairfax County. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons Corner, Fairfax County’s largest business district, the FCEDA maintains marketing offices in seven important global business centers: Bangalore, Boston, Munich, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv. Follow @FairfaxEBird for FCEDA and Fairfax County business news.
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