FCEDA ramps up in-person business engagement with Indian companies exploring U.S. opportunities
This summer, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority’s (FCEDA) international business investment team ramped up in-person engagement with Indian businesses here in the United States and in India. FCEDA has maintained offices in India since 2004 and has served as a go-to resource for companies interested in expanding into the U.S. market. Nearly 30 Indian companies already have a presence in Fairfax County and are part of the dynamic and diverse business community here. These companies include Granules Pharmaceuticals, HCL, Hexaware, Newgen, and Tata Communications.
“Fairfax County’s strategic location and proximity to Washington D.C. gives Indian companies an unparalleled combination of easy access to markets, the U.S. federal government, diplomatic institutions, and superior quality of life at a more reasonable cost than other tech hubs in the United States,” said Juhi Naithani, assistant director of international business investment, FCEDA. “FCEDA India team stands ready to assist companies interested in learning more about working and living in Fairfax County.”
Landing in India for the First Time Since 2020
For the first time since the onset of the global pandemic in 2020, the FCEDA team traveled to India this summer. This in-person trip, led by Naithani, focused on engaging with Indian companies that are looking to establish a presence in the United States. During the trip, FCEDA conducted multiple events in Bangalore and Delhi including an informative panel discussion and networking session with more than 30 Indian companies and fruitful one-on-one meetings with 18 businesses.
FCEDA’s India Office has also begun participating in in-person events in India this summer. Most recently, Dev Malik, Manager at the FCEDA India Office, participated in the TiEcon Mumbai 2022 where he met with Indian companies and interacted with industry leaders.
Celebrating India-U.S. Economic Success and Collaboration
This summer, The Honorable Taranjit Singh Sandhu, Ambassador of India to the United States organized an event for a business delegation representing Fairfax County at the ambassador’s residence in Washington, D.C.
“This has been a momentous year for India-U.S. trade and economic relations,” Ambassador Sandhu said at the reception. “With 200 Indian companies present in the United States and more than 2,000 U.S. companies in India, the potential of the economic partnership between our countries is an enormous one.” Tribune India and The Hindu covered the reception.
The reception celebrating the India-U.S. economic success and was organized in collaboration with FCEDA. Dozens of Fairfax County businesses along with dignitaries attended the event, including the Commonwealth of Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade of Virginia Caren Merrick; Commonwealth of Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Matthew Lohr; and FCEDA President CEO Victor Hoskins attended the event.
Looking Ahead to India Trip 2.0 of 2022
FCEDA will be visiting India again in the Fall of 2022 for continued outreach including roundtable discussions, one-on-one meetings, and other engagements to present current and new opportunities in Fairfax County to Indian business. Follow us on LinkedIn FCEDA HQ and LinkedIn FCEDA India to stay informed!
Interested in opportunities in Fairfax County? For more information on how we work with Indian businesses, contact Juhi Naithani at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.fairfaxcountyeda.org/global-companies/india/.
About Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) promotes Fairfax County as one of the world’s best locations for business and talent. 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. FCEDA created the Work in Northern Virginia talent initiative to build the workforce that businesses need to thrive here. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons, Fairfax County’s largest business district, FCEDA maintains business investment offices in six important global business centers: Bangalore/Mumbai, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Seoul, and Tel Aviv.
FCEDA is a member of the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance, which promotes and markets Northern Virginia outside the region and conducts activities and events to build the regional business community. Other members of NOVA EDA are Alexandria Economic Development Partnership, Arlington County, City of Fairfax, City of Falls Church, Fauquier County, Loudoun County, City of Manassas, City of Manassas Park, and Prince William County Department of Economic Development.