Founded in 1995 by the Virginia General Assembly, Virginia Economic Development Partnership is a state authority that offers a range of site selection and relocation services to domestic and international businesses. It serves clients in the aerospace, automobile, energy, transportation, manufacturing and food processing sectors. The authority s international trade and investment division assists companies in mergers and acquisitions, business development and operation relocation. Virginia Economic Development Partnership publishes guides and reports on employment creation, capital investment and local taxes. The authority manages a staff of researchers and business development and international investment managers. Headquartered in Richmond, Va., Virginia Economic Development Partnership maintains several offices in North America, Asia and Europe.