FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 20, 2017



Suzanne West Clark
VEDP
(804) 545-5806
Five Fairfax County Companies Selected to Participate in Virginia’s VALET Program
-Two-year export program provides resources to support international business expansion-


RICHMOND - The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) today announced the acceptance of five Fairfax County companies into its two-year Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) program: Avizia; Klas Telecom Government, Inc.; Logos Technologies, LLC; Matrix International, Inc.; and Red 5 Holdings, Inc. These Virginia companies join VALET as part of the 32nd class. Launched in January 2002, the VALET program assists exporters in the Commonwealth that have firmly established domestic operations and are committed to international exporting as an expansion strategy. To participate, each eligible business must meet several quantitative criteria and complete an application process. Participating firms are chosen based on their dedication to growing export sales. To date, 291 Virginia companies have been accepted to participate in the VALET program.

“The VALET program puts participating companies on the fast track to international business growth by connecting them with the necessary tools for successful export sales,” said Paul Grossman, VEDP Vice President of International Trade. “Since its inception in 2002, the program has worked with more than 290 businesses to accelerate their international sales growth. We are happy to welcome these Virginia companies to VALET and look forward to working with them over the course of the next two years.”

Currently, the VALET program has 50 companies as participants. New participants in the program have access to $30,000 in reimbursement funds from the Commonwealth of Virginia. The program provides participating companies with export planning services and assistance from a team of experienced international service providers to help meet their international goals. These private sector service providers contribute essential expertise to assist companies in executing their export initiatives and include attorneys, web designers, bankers, translators, accountants and freight forwarders.

The Commonwealth of Virginia exports more than $35 billion in goods and services annually. Exports of Virginia’s products and services to the world are vital to the growth of the Commonwealth, supporting more than 230,000 jobs and generating $2 billion in tax revenue. VEDP offers numerous programs to assist Virginia companies with selling into the global marketplace and has a network of international market research consultants covering more than 70 countries around the globe.

Avizia

Avizia partners with providers to deploy and power system-wide telehealth. To do this, Avizia combines a collaborative approach with a market-leading telehealth solutions suite that scales across the continuum of care. Trusted by eight of the top 10 IDNs, one in four US hospitals, and deployed in 38 countries globally, Avizia empowers healthcare providers to deliver unparalleled access and clinical excellence to patients. Avizia was founded in 2013 and is backed by some of the nation’s leading healthcare organizations. For more information, please visit www.avizia.com.

Klas Telecom Government, Inc.

Klas Telecom Government provides low size, weight and power (SWaP) deployable communications solutions to meet the needs of government and military communicators in any operational environment. Klas Telecom Government enables operators to do more with less by delivering tactical and executive communications systems specifically designed for ultimate ruggedization, flexibility and scalability. Klas Telecom Government's capabilities include product design and configuration, network management, solutions development, fielding, and training. The company employs dedicated personnel who offer engineering and support 24/7/365. Klas Telecom Government is a U.S. subsidiary of Klas Telecom and was founded in 2009 to manage and effectively address U.S. government and federal requirements at all classification levels. For more information, please visit www.klastelecom.com.

Logos Technologies, LLC

Founded in 1996, Logos Technologies LLC is a diversified science, engineering and technology company, with headquarters in Virginia. The company specializes in the fields of advanced sensors, wide-area motion imagery, advanced analytics and processing of large, multisource datasets. We serve multiple government and commercial customers worldwide with wide-area persistent surveillance solutions that are critical to the success of their missions in national defense, public safety and border security, and humanitarian assistance. For more information, please visit www.logos-technologies.com.

Matrix International, Inc.

Matrix International is veteran-owned small business providing high-skill intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations; information collection and analysis; systems integration; and training products. We partner with clients to help them understand their needs, identify the best means of meeting that need, and provide them with the expert skill-level collector and analyst training necessary to make the most of their systems. For more information, please visit www.matrixgrp.net.

Red 5 Holdings, Inc.

Red 5 Holdings crafts unique solutions to distinctive challenges. Our personnel have extensive experience in protective operations and intelligence, security design and engineering, threat and vulnerability assessments, and investigations. We have trained and provided consulting to corporations and governments around the globe, including Fortune 100 corporations, law firms, private wealth managers, and families and family offices. For more information, please visit www.red5security.com.

Virginia Economic Development Partnership

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership was created by the Virginia General Assembly in 1995 to encourage, stimulate, and support the development and expansion of the economy of the Commonwealth. To accomplish its objectives of promoting economic expansion within the Commonwealth, the Partnership focuses its efforts on business recruitment, expansion and international trade.

For more information on the VALET Program, visit http://exportvirginia.org/valet-program/.

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