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EDC Pres Jim Coleman Speaks to 75 Indian Business Leaders at IT Opportunities Forum

Economic Development Corporation joins Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development to Highlight Value Proposition 


(l. to r:  Mr. Tyagi, Deputy Director STP India; Mr. Steven McAdams, Exec. Dir. GOCI, Dr. Omkar Rai, Director General STP India, Mr. Saumen Chakraborty, Chairman ESC, Mr. Jim Coleman, EDC Pres., Mr. Nalin Kolhi, Chair IndiaSoft, Jessica Reynolds, Maryland DBED, Mr. D>K Sareen, Exec. Director, ESC, and Pradeep Ganguly, EDC Exec. VP)

Today, the Economic Development Corporation, along with the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, hosted the Maryland-India IT Business Opportunities Forum at its headquarters in Largo, Maryland. More than 75 leaders from leading IT companies in the United States attended this valuable forum to learn more about business opportunities in India. Indian IT companies were also in attendance looking to explore business opportunities in Maryland, specifically Prince George’s County. The event was attended by Maryland Deputy Secretary of State, the Honorable Louis Berunda and GOCI Executive Director Steven McAdams. Dr. Pradeep Ganguly, organizer of the forum, welcomed Indian delegates and invited dignitaries, and highlighted the strong partnership EDC has forged with ESC, ASMKI and DBED. The forum also provided an opportunity for small and medium sized IT businesses to learn about IndiaSoft - India’s premier IT Conference and Marketplace that will take place in Mumbai, India in March 2016.

“It was a pleasure to speak with such a distinguished group of business leaders today,” said EDC President Jim Coleman. “Our mission at the EDC is to attract and support solid companies to Prince George’s County, wherever they are from, so that they can grow and employ more of our residents. With our countywide foreign trade zone and our proximity to
the Nation’s Capital, we believe that the value proposition Prince George’s County represents in this region is second to none.”

Nalin Kolhi, Chairman of IndiaSoft and President of the Association of Small and Medium Knowledge Industries (ASMKI) also addressed the forum. He stated “The IT business between the U.S. and India is growing rapidly. There are huge opportunities on both sides. We want to encourage small and medium companies in India and the U.S. to look at this opportunity to get ahead. I fully agree – we must strengthen ESC/ASMKI ties with DBED and EDC.”

If you are interested in doing business internationally, contact Elizabeth Crittenden (eacrittenden@pgcedc.com) or 301-583-4650.