For NOVEXUS customers interested in establishing their
company in Northern Virginia, the "Internet Valley"
of the world, the region offers thriving commerce, revolutionary
technologies, and a multitude of industries.
to more than 2.5 million people, the area’s population
exceeds that of many U.S. states. Northern Virginia
cities and counties lead much of the country in the
number of executive jobs, in high-income households,
and in the excellence of its public school system. Northern
Virginia is part of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan
Area, the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United
recent decades, Northern Virginia has experienced enormous
growth in the technology sector, most especially in
the Dulles Technology Corridor. This is the birthplace
of Internet and the launch of many companies, such as
the well-known company AOL. The economic boom has attracted
many people from all over the United States and throughout
the world. The region recovered relatively quickly from
the effects of the dot-com bubble because of increased
defense spending in the wake of the September 11, 2001
attacks and the recent increase of new technology companies
in the area. Large corporate employers include Northrop
Grumman, General Dynamics, Computer Science Corporation
(CSC), Science Applications International Corporation
(SAIC) and Booz Allen Hamilton.
its close proximity to Washington, D.C. makes Northern
Virginia a desirable spot for government and defense
contractors. The federal government is a major employer
in Northern Virginia, which is home to numerous government
agencies, such as the Central Intelligence Agency, the
Pentagon (the headquarters of the Department of Defense),
Fort Myer, Fort Belvoir, Marine Corps Base Quantico,
the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the United
States Geological Survey. The activity in this area
tends to shield Northern Virginia from the effects of
Northern Virginia, businesses can access the Greater
Washington regional market of more than 6 million people
and link directly to national and international markets.
Its strategic location on the mid-Atlantic coast puts
businesses within 500 miles of nearly half of the nation’s
Services and Resources
The organizations below can provide support to business
development efforts in their respective areas.*
vision of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce is
to be the voice of the Virginia business community
and the most influential business advocacy organization
in the Commonwealth. We will promote the free
enterprise system as the best way to enhance the
economic competitiveness of Virginia and the Nation.
By advancing a proactive agenda, we will be the
leading resource on issues that impact the business
The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC)
is the membership and trade association for the
technology community in Northern Virginia. As the
largest technology council in the nation, NVTC serves
about 1,000 companies from all sectors of the technology
industry, as well as service providers, universities,
foreign embassies, non-profit organizations and
governmental agencies. Through its member companies,
NVTC represents about 200,000 employees in the region.
Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
(FCEDA) promotes Fairfax County as one of the
world's best business locations. The FCEDA is
an independent authority chartered by the Commonwealth
of Virginia. A seven-member board of Fairfax County
business leaders oversees the work of the authority.
The FCEDA mission statement, as approved by the
FCEDA Board in 2012, is “to create demand
for the new commercial construction that expands
the tax base and contributes to the quality of
life and overall prosperity of the county.”
For NOVEXUS customers seeking information about entering
the Swedish market, Sweden is a technologically advanced
country with a solid infrastructure and efficient transportation
and communications systems. The
country is characterized by its long coastlines, large
forests, and numerous lakes.
Sweden is one of the largest countries in Europe, with
great diversity in its nature and climate. Sweden has
a total population of about 9.5 million, which makes
it a sparsely populated country, characterized by its
long coastline, extensive forests and numerous lakes.
It is one of the world’s northernmost countries.
In terms of surface area it is comparable to Spain,
Thailand or the American state of California.
It extends from north to south at roughly the same latitude
as Alaska or—in the Southern Hemisphere—the
stretch of ocean between Cape Horn in South America
and the Antarctic continent.
Listed below are specific organizations that can assist
Swedish companies in the United States.*
list of organizations does not claim to be complete
in any way, nor does it imply that NOVEXUS has any business
arrangement with these organizations.
of Sweden, Washington DC
The Embassy of Sweden in Washington,
D.C. is one of the largest Swedish legations
in the world. The Embassy is the official communications
link between the Swedish and American governments.
The Ambassador heads the Embassy and is the
official representative of the Swedish Government
to the United States Government.
2900 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
Telephone: (202) 467-2600
Fax: (202) 467-2699
Swedish Institute (SI)
The Swedish Institute (SI) is a public agency
that promotes interest in Sweden abroad. SI
seeks to establish cooperation and lasting relations
with other countries through active communication
and cultural, educational and scientific exchanges.
The SI’s operations are carried out in
close cooperation with Swedish and foreign partners,
as well as with Swedish embassies and consulates
around the world.
The Swedish Institute, Slottsbacken 10
S-103 91 Stockholm, Sweden
+46 8 453 7800
of Commerce of the USA
SACC-USA is the umbrella organization linking
19 regional Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce,
and provides access and personnel on the ground
in key markets across the United States. Our
mission is to facilitate and support trade,
commerce, and investment between the U.S. and
2900 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: (202) 536-1520
Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, Washington,
SACC-DC is a membership organization
dedicated to the development of useful business
relationships between the United States and Sweden.The
main purpose of the chamber is networking and
exchange of trade information. SACC-DC regularly
organize luncheons, business clubs as well as
House of Sweden
2900 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: (202) 536-1570