Fairfax County EDA selects MKW GmbH to run Munich office and work with European companies considering U.S. expansion

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.