Four companies accepted into export trade program

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership announced the acceptance of four Northern Virginia companies into its two-year Virginia Leaders in Export Trade program.

Launched in 2002, the program assists exporters in the commonwealth that have firmly established domestic operations and are committed to international exporting as an expansion strategy. Participating firms are chosen based on their dedication to growth through export.

The new companies accepted into the program include Applied Information Sciences, and MCR, LCC, both of Fairfax County; DreamPak of the Alexandria and Momentum Aviation Group of Prince William County.

The program has 50 participating companies. New participants have access to $15,000 in reimbursement funds from the state. The program provides assistance from experienced international service providers to help meet their international goals. Private sector service providers such as attorneys, web designers, bankers, translators, accountants and freight forwarders, assist companies in executing their export initiatives.

To participate, each eligible business must meet several quantitative criteria and complete an application process. To date, 209 Virginia companies have been accepted to participate.

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