DENVER, CO – October 18, 2017 – Velocity Global, the fastest growing global employment solutions provider serving over 185 countries, joined efforts with Governor John Hickenlooper and the State of Colorado last week in their commitment to expanding international trade and investment with India. The Governor invited a highly curated group of 12 cabinet members, private sector business leaders, and education partners on his first-ever trade mission to India. Among those members are Velocity Global’s CEO and Denver entrepreneur, Ben Wright, who represented the private sector with years of experience in finance and international business.
Colorado has ample reason to invest in trade initiatives with India due to its significant untapped potential in education, professional services, and cyber and clean technology. Additionally, India has displaced China as the world’s fastest-growing major economy and has been universally regarded as the next global economic powerhouse.
“Colorado has many friends in India, and many partners as well. Here is an English-speaking democracy with a population beyond 1.2 billion souls, and an exploding middle class,” said Governor John Hickenlooper. “This has been a trip of 14 hour days, but we have opened many doors. Colorado businesses will have many opportunities that can flow from these initial meetings.”
Velocity Global’s commitment to helping companies in their global expansion efforts aligns with the State of Colorado’s mission to strengthen and diversify its international trading partners. This initiative will also assist in securing new investments while propelling economic activity and job creation throughout the state.
“Cross-border trade is the lifeblood of healthy and thriving economies, and one need not look further than Colorado and India for such examples,” said Ben Wright, CEO of Velocity Global. “Joining Governor Hickenlooper on this trade mission to personally facilitate the exchange of ideas, trade, and business in general between our two rapidly growing economies was a delight and fundamentally in line with our mission as a company. I applaud the Governor and the state of Colorado for leading the way on economy-stimulating activities locally and globally, and I look forward to the quantifiable economic impacts on both sides as the result of our trip.”
The Governor will be looking to Velocity Global for its expertise in helping businesses enter the global marketplace and begin operations in as little as 48 hours. Also, given its capabilities in over 185 countries and extensive experience in India, Velocity Global will be able to provide transparent and expert advice that will benefit the state’s interests.
As part of the delegation, Velocity Global represented and advocated for investment in Colorado. Velocity Global’s expertise in helping businesses expand overseas, specifically in India, provided context and insight throughout the mission. This initial trade mission will be a major development for Denver’s rapid evolution and serve as an important bridge that will propel Colorado businesses into the global marketplace.
About Velocity Global
Velocity Global is the leading global employment solutions provider that has reinvented the way companies expand overseas. With unparalleled expertise in over 185 countries, Velocity Global delivers best-in-class service and innovative solutions that enable companies to feel confident breaking into new markets. Velocity Global’s services include International PEO, global immigration, payroll, recruiting, and consulting to help companies achieve their global growth goals. Its International PEO solution gets companies into new markets up to 90% faster while reducing the cost of global expansion by up to 60%. Companies trust Velocity Global to ensure a compliant, efficient, and flexible global expansion.
About Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade
The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) works with statewide partners to create a positive business climate that encourages dynamic economic development and sustainable job growth. Under the leadership of Governor John Hickenlooper, we strive to advance the state’s economy through financial and technical assistance in support of local and regional economic development activities throughout Colorado.
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