Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) and the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) have partnered to form the India Business Center, for providing a soft-landing space in the U.S. to the Indian companies. They officially opened its offices in Largo, Maryland, on October 2, 2013.
Three Indian companies, Creative Lipi, AB Digital and Karmick Solutions, were welcomed on the inaugural day, and according to the India Business Center representatives, the influx of Indian companies is likely to continue, as three to four more Indian firms are expected to arrive in Largo, Maryland, around January, 2014.
EDC’s Executive Vice President, Dr. Pradeep Ganguly, espoused on the joint EDC-DBED strategy for the India Business Center, and explained how its primary goal was to make “Maryland Made Easy” for international firms looking to enter the U.S. market. He noted, “Imagine, if we can make Maryland the location of choice for companies from India, as well as other BRICS nations and Europe, what we can do for smart companies in Texas, California and Massachusetts. We have spread our welcome mat for smart companies in information technology, cyber, space technology, and life sciences from Austin, Boston, Dallas-Ft. Worth, and San Jose. Come find out what “Maryland Made Easy” can do for you.”Gwen S. McCall, President and CEO of EDC stated that their goal is to create a smart, plug-and-play center for international companies and they are confident that through the comprehensive business services they provide, these companies will grow rapidly and create jobs here in the U.S., as well in their home country.
“Our India team, headed by Deputy Secretary Robert Walker and India Manager Jessica Reynolds, has created a strong partnership with India, with Indian companies and Indian business organizations. It is our goal in Maryland to be the most business-friendly location for Indian companies as they seek to enter the U.S. market,” opined Mr. Dominick Murray, Secretary of DBED.
Asheesh Mani Jain, representing the newly-arrived Indian companies said, “I am a proud testament to what is being called “Maryland Made Easy”. We could have gone to any state; but, we chose Maryland for the business-friendly services, especially for International companies like us.”