Prince George's County is responsive to the global interests of its businesses. Many of our businesses- whether small, medium or large – are engaged in import/export activity around the globe. One of the primary goals of the Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation is to support existing businesses and industries in the county. Particular emphasis is placed on offering services to the emerging growth small and minority businesses of the county and on helping constituent firms go global.
It is important that Prince George's County firms get committed to investing in market opportunities outside of the U.S. The US Department of Commerce, DBED, USAID, USDA, and the U.S. Department of State, as well as many international business consultants recognize that the BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) will have the fastest growth of any nation during the next 10 or 20 years. 95% of the world's consumers are located outside of the United States. So in the big, international macroeconomic picture, our companies, large and small, must explore markets in other nations.
Products or services that County firms sell span a range of sectors: information technology, construction, engineering, education, biotechnology, infrastructure, fiscal management, project management, security, medical equipment and supplies, alternative energy, higher education, plant and animal services, aerospace, civil aviation, food security, health & beauty product manufacturing, and defense. Expertise and innovation that County firms offer domestically can be targeted overseas with the proper marketing strategy.
The EDC's international division which includes the Africa Trade Office will coordinate training, host and participate in outreach events, lead trade missions and leverage partnerships to propel local companies into the successful alliances and opportunities on the global stage.