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Global Assistance Program

GAP logoThe Global Assistance Program is designed to provide international firms with a team of local, well-qualified business service providers who can offer expert advice and all of the needed support, making it easy to establish a US location in Greater Richmond.

What is the Global Assistance Program?

As a foreign investor in the US, we know you face many challenges. Navigating an unfamiliar set of legal, monetary and other systems can be intimidating and it is easy to fall into any number of pitfalls without the proper knowledge. That is why it is so important to seek good advice from experts. But how do you identify the right lawyer, accountant, insurance agent, etc. who has the experience necessary to help you build a stable foundation for your business in the US?

The Greater Richmond Partnership’s Global Assistance Program (GAP) is a one-stop shop designed to provide these essential connections for firms exploring opportunities in the US market.

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Why start this process?

The US is the biggest economy in the world, so opportunities abound for new businesses. Avoid wasting time and money by taking advantage of expert advice and doing things right the first time.

The Greater Richmond Partnership has helped locate more than 100 international businesses since its inception, so is well equipped to guide your business through the steps necessary to establish your US presence in the Richmond Region.

Our referral partners are all experienced professionals that have worked with international businesses such as yours. Your information is always kept confidential and your first meeting with any of our partners is free.

Who can help me with the details?

We’ll introduce you to only those business service providers that have experience working with international companies. We recognize that each company is unique and introductions will be made on an as-needed basis according to your needs and wishes. Available services include:

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Architects and engineers
  • Finance and banking
  • Insurance brokers
  • Legal services
  • Real estate and relocation
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