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Fairfax County EDA Begins First Outreach Effort in Mexico; FCEDA Joins U.S.-Mexico Chamber Meetings in Mexico City to Tell Mexican Business People about Opportunities in Fairfax


Fairfax, VA.--(HISPANIC PR WIRE - BUSINESS WIRE)--December 6, 2005--The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) is taking part in U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce meetings in Mexico City this week, telling Mexican business people and government officials about opportunities in the Fairfax/Washington, D.C., area. The trip marks the FCEDA's first outreach efforts in Mexico.

"Our goal is to place Fairfax County on the radar screen of Mexican companies when they decide to expand into the U.S. market and create jobs here," said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the FCEDA. "We want them to know about the market possibilities here for their products and services, about our location near Washington, our flight connections out of Washington Dulles International Airport, and the cosmopolitan quality of life we enjoy here."

The FCEDA has promoted Fairfax County as a business center in global markets for more than a decade. The FCEDA has marketing/investment representatives in Bangalore, Frankfurt, London, Seoul and Tel Aviv, and a business development manager works with Hispanic-owned companies. More than 325 foreign-owned firms have operations in Fairfax County. Eleven of the 500 largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the U.S. are based in Fairfax County, according to Hispanic Business magazine.

"Fairfax County has been a leader in attracting foreign-owned firms and helping them settle in and do business in the U.S. We are delighted to have a representative of Fairfax join us on our trip to tell Fairfax County's story to Mexican companies and officials," said Albert C. Zapanta, president and CEO of the U.S.-Mexico Chamber.

Business growth helps Fairfax County, just outside Washington, D.C., fund public services, such as the nation's top-rated school system, that contribute to the quality of life of its residents.

Fairfax County offers businesses a state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure, access to domestic and international markets through Washington Dulles International Airport, and a well-educated workforce.

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority ( promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center. The FCEDA assists businesses by identifying possible sites and facilities, and is a source for up-to-date demographic and economic information.

Source: Hispanic PR Wire

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