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  당사의 워싱턴 지사(KOTRA 워싱턴 수출인큐베이터)가 진출해 있는 Fairfax county의 FCEDA(경제개발국) Global news입니다.

  페어팩스 카운티 경제개발국(FCEDA)은 세계 최고의 비즈니스 거점의 하나로서, 북미 사업 촉진을 목적으로 하는 한국의 입주기업을Global Newsletter에 소개하고 있습니다.

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The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) promotes Fairfax County, Virginia, as one of the world's best business locations, and our offices around the globe work with businesses interested in expanding in the US market. As 2015 draws to a close, we take this opportunity to tell you about some of our recent work to help companies. Thank you to everyone we've worked with this year and to all our allies and partners.


US diplomat hosts Seoul reception with FCEDA

Mark Knapper, deputy chief of mission at the US embassy in Korea, hosted a 5 November business networking reception with the FCEDA at Ambassador Mark Lippert's residence in Seoul.

The Wellness IT Association based in Seoul sponsored the event. The U.S. Commercial Service section at the embassy in Seoul provided logistical support and counsel to the FCEDA to help make the event a success. More than 70 people attended, including executives from Korean companies with U.S. operations and representatives from companies considering expansion in the United States. Also attending were Korean government officials and Steven Lee, president of the Songdo, Korea, campus of Fairfax-based George Mason University.


Fairfax County, the economic engine of the Washington, D.C., area, offers excellent options for Korean companies. More than 400 foreign companies, including almost 60 from Korea, have a presence in Fairfax County.The FCEDA has maintained an office in Asia since 1997 - in Seoul since 2005 - to work with Korean companies in technology and other sectors interested in expansion in the U.S. Charles Kim directs the Seoul office.





At the 4 November event in Seoul (from left): Charles Kim, director of FCEDA Seoul office; Dr. YH Ro, chairman of Wellness IT Association; Mark Knapper, deputy chief of mission, U.S. embassy in Seoul; Andrew Yu, Asia business development manager, FCEDA


Korean delegation visits Fairfax County

SeongNam Industry Promotion Agency (SNIP)'s Smart Creation Center is a government-funded program to support Korean start-ups that need funding, training, incubating and business consulting services. As part of the training program, SNIP selected seven start-ups that are ready to do business in the US and created a three-day training program in Fairfax County during the week of 26 October. The FCEDA hosted the delegation to discuss the business environment in Fairfax County, highlight FCEDA services and resources, arrange visits to companies and incubators in the county, and work on a mock investor pitch event.


Among the seven companies in the delegation focused on technology products and services:


  • Ubitron, which is developing video conferencing and telemedicine technologies. It established its US operation in Fairfax County in July and is focused on developing the firm's government procurement and commercial market opportunities in the US.
  • GES, which develops perimeter security systems, set up its US office in Fairfax County in August and intends to provide its services to the US government market and an Internet-of-Things based security solution to the commercial market in North America.
  • JPK USA, a subsidiary of JPK Korea, opened a Fairfax County office during the summer. The company provides LED lighting products and services to the government and commercial sectors.
  • Flatcle is a web and mobile application development studio that is based in Seoul and recently opened an office in the Tysons Corner area of Fairfax County. With a growing mobile developer community in the area, and a large population of millennials involved in mobile technology, the company looks forward to growth in the Tysons Corner operation.


FCEDA hosts Dutch/Flemish cyber-business delegation

On 9 October, the FCEDA hosted a large delegation of Dutch and Flemish cyber-related businesses brought to the US by The Hague Security Delta (HSD), the largest security-related cluster of businesses, governments and academic institutions in Europe.


The event, held at the Tower Club in Tysons Corner, the largest business district in Fairfax County, spotlighted interest in US-European cooperation in expanding relationships in cyber-related technologies and business development.

  • Almost 30 Dutch (Netherlands) and Flemish (the Flanders region of Belgium) companies involved in security-industry sectors attended, with many making presentations about their services, products and capabilities.
  • Representatives from the FCEDA, the Northern Virginia Technology Council, the MACH37 cyber accelerator created by the Fairfax County-based Center for Innovative Technology, and Lockheed Martin discussed the cybersecurity cluster in Fairfax County and northern Virginia.
  • Representatives of HSD, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and the FCEDA signed a memorandum of understanding pledging to enhance cooperation among the organizations for cyber-related research and development and business development

Attending the event were HenneSchuwer, the Dutch ambassador to the United States, Guido Landheer, the deputy vice minister for foreign trade in the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and representatives of northern Virginia businesses involved cybersecurity and other security-related industry sectors.



At the 9 October event (from left): Ulrich Seldeslachts, chief executive officer, LSEC; Ida Haisma, operational director, The Hague Security Delta; Martin Briley, president and CEO, Virginia Economic Development Partnership; Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO, FCEDA



FCEDA, Intelsat host networking luncheon with embassies


On 21 October, the FCEDA and Intelsat hosted representatives from about 15 embassies in Washington at a networking luncheon. The event, held at the administrative headquarters of Intelsat in Tysons Corner, included a panel discussion with business leaders from four global companies with a major presence in Fairfax County: CGI (Canada), Intelsat (Luxembourg), Nuix (Australia) and Newgen (India).




Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., President and CEO of the FCEDA, moderated the discussion and highlighted the international aspects of the business culture in Fairfax County. He also welcomed all directors of the overseas offices, the FCEDA maintains in Bangalore, London, Munich, Seoul and Tel Aviv. This event was part of a four day orientation program for the FCEDA directors.




At the 21 October event (from left): Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO, FCEDA; Dianne VanBeber, vice president, investor relations and corporate communications, Intelsat (corporate headquarters: Luxembourg); Linda Odorisio, vice president, communications, CGI (Canada); AshishDeshmukh, associate vice president, Newgen (India); Keith Lowry, senior vice president, business threat intelligence and analysis, Nuix (Australia).

FCEDA works with 29 businesses adding almost 1,100 jobs

During the third quarter of 2015, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) provided services and resources to 29 businesses that are adding almost 1,100 jobs in Fairfax County. Many of these businesses are in the information technology and professional services sectors, and four are foreign-based firms using a Fairfax County location to expand in North America.

The largest announcement during the quarter came from accounting and consulting firm EY, which will add 462 jobs as it moves into a new Tysons Corner location. Other prominent announcements:

  • Management services contractor The Mayvin Consulting Group, Inc., a woman-owned small business, which relocated to the Annandale area and is adding 95 jobs based there;
  • Business software developer Appian, which is adding 90 jobs in the Reston area;
  • Homeland security consulting firm CRA, Inc., which relocated to the Tysons Corner area and is adding 89 jobs there;
  • Network services firm ScienceLogic, which is adding 59 jobs in Reston; and,
  • LifeFuels, which is developing nutrition technology, adding 32 jobs in Reston.

"These announcements highlight Fairfax County's strengths in technology and professional services," said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the FCEDA. "Companies whose products and services revolve around information technology - whether for federal or private-sector applications - know Fairfax County has the workforce talent, the market and the facilities they need to be successful, and the high-quality public services such as schools that their employees will want for their families."

Air Force picks Northrop Grumman to build next big bomber

On 27 October, the US Air Force said it chose Fairfax County-based defense giant Northrop Grumman to build its next-generation bomber. The USD $80 billion project is designed to replace the aging bomber fleet with an information-age aircraft that eventually could fly without a pilot aboard.


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