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County Programs Provide Soft Landing For India-Based Company

 

l-r.: Jim Coleman, President and CEO, PGCEDC (3RD from the right); Raj Pant, CEO, Allied Deccan; Chris Higginbotham, Deputy Outreach Director, SelectUSA; Sohil Sachdeva, Diretor, sRs McCoy, Inc.; Dr. Pradeep Ganguly, Executive Vice President, PGCEDC; Rushikesh Bhavsar, CEO, MIG Media Neurons, Ltd.; Mayank Kapur, Business Development Director, PGCEDC; Martin Ezemma, International Business Director, PGCEDC; Maria Dorsett, International Business Development Specialist, PGCEDCLargo, MD - Today, the Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) welcomed the sixth company into its India Business Center as MIG Media Neurons, Ltd. opens its first office in the United States.  Joined by key officials from SelectUSA and other companies recently added to the India Business Center, EDC President and CEO Jim Coleman and EDC Executive Vice President Dr. Pradeep Ganguly celebrated this new addition to the business accelerator with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and words of encouragement to MIG Media Neurons.
 
"Connecting international companies to opportunities for success is our mode of operation," said Coleman. "The EDC has a very strong relationship with SelectUSA and we partner to be effective conduits for companies from overseas looking to create their footprint in the American market. We are proud to be the consummate 'process partners' and provide the helping hand that MIG Media Neurons, Ltd needed to break into the American marketplace."
 
SelectUSA is a government program in the International Trade Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce that is dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment in the United States. Each year, Mr. Coleman and his EDC Team participate in SelectUSA Summit with the expectation of attracting international companies to enter the U.S. market and begin their commercial activities in Prince George's County.  Partnering with SelectUSA, the EDC has been successful in identifying entrepreneurs from India and inviting them to the India Business Center where they are able to set up shop and launch their U.S. operations. 
 
"I congratulate MIG Media Neurons on its expansion to the United States and wish the company the best of luck on continued growth," said Fred Volcansek, Executive Director of SelectUSA. "I also congratulate Prince George's County on its continued success attracting global companies and creating jobs in Maryland. We are very proud to see how the SelectUSA Investment Summit is helping economic development teams meet high quality global partners."
 
MIG Media Neurons, Ltd. is a global business promotion services company led by its CEO, Rushikesh Bhavasar, from Ahmedabad, India, and is one of the companies that came to the attention of the EDC at the recent SelectUSA Summit in June.  This full service media company promotes brands and products of several companies globally allowing them to trade bilaterally with different nations, import raw materials and export their products.  MIG Media Neurons, along with sRs McCoy, Inc. from Rajasthan, India, were impressed with the soft landing services, business development services and support that the EDC provides to international companies, and decided to open their U.S. operations in Prince George's County. 
 
"We have been looking to accelerate and establish our operations it the United States for quite a while, but have not found a place that suited our needs," said Bhavsar.  "We met the EDC Team at the SelectUSA Summit.  We were very pleased with the business environment and support the EDC showed us. I made the decision to start my U.S. operations in Prince George's County right away and am encouraging the group of companies that I work with in India to come to Prince George's County, too, so that they can launch their U.S. operations here.  We can't wait to get started!"
 
The EDC's India Business Center is a part of its international business accelerator program that assists foreign companies in creating an immediate footprint in the United States.  Both MIG Media Neurons, Ltd, and sRs McCoy, Inc. are planning to be in full operation in Prince George's County before the end of 2017.

To learn more about how to do business internationally with Prince George's County and to learn more about the EDC's business accelerator program, contact Dr. Pradeep Ganguly at pganguly@co.pg.md.us or 301-583-4650.