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NORTHERN VIRGINIA

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.

Home 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 States.

In 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.

Moreover, 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 recession.

From 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 population.

Business Services and Resources


The organizations below can provide support to business development efforts in their respective areas.*

Virginia Chamber of Commerce www.vachamber.com

The 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 community.

Northern Virginia Technology Council www.nvtc.org
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 www.FairfaxCountyEDA.org

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.”



SWEDEN


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.*

*The 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.

Embassy 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.

Embassy of Sweden
2900 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
Telephone: (202) 467-2600
Fax: (202) 467-2699

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The 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

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The Swedish-American Chambers
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 Sweden.

House of Sweden
2900 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: (202) 536-1520


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The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C.

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 other activities.

House of Sweden
2900 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: (202) 536-1570


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