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Fairfax County EDA Spotlights U.S. Opportunities for German Aerospace and Aviation Companies at Feb. 9 Seminar in Munich

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Fairfax County EDA Spotlights U.S. Opportunities for German Aerospace and Aviation Companies at Feb. 9 Seminar in Munich

Fairfax County EDA Spotlights U.S. Opportunities for German Aerospace and Aviation Companies at Feb. 9 Seminar in Munich

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) executives will speak at a February 9 seminar in Munich that will highlight U.S. opportunities for German aerospace and aviation companies.

“Our Munich representatives help companies learn more about the challenges and opportunities in locating in the U.S. and Fairfax County.”

The seminar, “Doing Business in USA – betriebswirtchaftliche und rechtliche Besonderheiten beim Marketintritt in den Vereinigten Staaten” (economic and legal specifics when corporations consider market entry into the United States), will be held at the headquarters of bavAIRia e.V., an association commissioned by the state of Bavaria to promote the aviation and aerospace cluster in the Munich area and Bavaria. The event is being organized by bavAIRia e.V., the FCEDA and the law firm Reed Smith, which has offices in Fairfax County and Munich.

Bernhard Schmidt, managing director, aerospace cluster, bavAIRia e.V., will open the session that will be attended by German aerospace and aviation executives. Jan Mul, director of international marketing for the FCEDA, and Guenther Stodiek, the FCEDA European office director based in Munich, will speak about Fairfax County as a technology hub and entry point for German companies that want to do business in the U.S. Michael Kuhn, Thomas Fischl and Alexander Klett of Reed Smith will discuss legal aspects of expansion into the U.S. market. Click here for more information about the event.

“Germany is the home of world-class aerospace, aviation and technology companies. Fairfax County will work with these companies as they consider whether they want to have a presence in the U.S.,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the FCEDA. “Our Munich representatives help companies learn more about the challenges and opportunities in locating in the U.S. and Fairfax County.”

More than 370 foreign-owned companies, including more than 200 from European countries, have a presence in Fairfax County. The FCEDA has had an office in Germany since 2000 and an office in London since 1998 to work with European companies interested in expanding in the U.S.

Time magazine called Fairfax County, just outside Washington, D.C., “one of the great economic success stories of our time.” Business growth helps Fairfax County fund the nation’s top-rated school system and library, park, public safety and human 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 and a well-educated workforce.

The award-winning Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as one of the world’s best business centers. 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 six important global business centers: Bangalore, London, Los Angeles, Munich, Seoul and Tel Aviv.

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