The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) recently announced in a press release the “acceptance of 16 companies into its two-year Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) program.” Atlantic Research Group (ARG) is among the participants.
According to the release: “The VALET program assists companies in the Commonwealth that are committed to international exporting as a growth strategy. To participate, each business must meet both quantitative and qualitative selection criteria, and participating firms are chosen based on their dedication to growing export sales. To date, 393 Virginia companies have been accepted to participate in the VALET program.”
ARG, with offices in Charlottesville, Virginia (home), London, Amsterdam, Steinhausen, Warsaw, and Sydney, is an ideal company to take part in this initiative.
CEO Paul Bishop said: “We have been deliberate yet active in growing our organization. In the past few years, we have made a strategic acquisition in Europe, and opened offices in locations around the world. We are always looking for opportunities to make our footprint larger, and the VALET program is our next step. We are grateful to the Commonwealth for the opportunity.”
Mike Baker, Senior Vice President of Business Development added: “The VALET program provides us a platform to further build our brand and allow growth with our clients. There is a cachet attached to being part of VALET, and our aim is to leverage the program to tell ARG’s story in the global marketplace. As a full service CRO, we have the capacity to help a lot of emerging companies get their drugs developed.”
To read the entire release from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, please click here.