The Center now has four Indian companies operating out of its premises.
LARGO, MD: Two more Indian businesses have moved into the India Business Center of Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation, bringing the total number of Indian companies operating out of its premises here to four.
Allied Deccan Services, a Bengaluru-based company that is involved in export, import, wholesale trading, product outsourcing and facility management business, and Karmick Solutions, which is based in Kolkata, opened their offices at the India Business Center on November 17.
County Economic Development Corporation (PG-EDC) President and CEO James Coleman, its Executive Vice President Dr. Pradeep Ganguly, Allied Director G. Raj Pant and Karmick CEO Sourav Roy were present at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
“We are very excited to be here,” Pant told The American Bazaar. The businessman said he first heard about the India Business Center when he came to the United States as part of a business delegation earlier this year and was impressed with the support the Center offered.
Allied has more than 400 employees in India and Australia. It will be hiring an employee immediately at the newly opened office in Largo, Pant said.
Karmick Solutions has already hired staff for its office.
The PG-EDC provides business services in order to attract companies, create high-quality jobs, and expand the county’s commercial tax base.
The India Business Center was launched within PG-EDC two years ago with the goal of helping Indian companies grow in the United States. It offers businesses a launching pad to grow.
“It is a one-stop-shop for Indian companies,” Dr. Ganguly, an Indian American and the driving force behind the India Business Center, told the American Bazaar. “A company in India can come here, and within a short period of time — may be less than a week — we can have the office ready for them. It is “plug and play” office. We can register them as a Maryland business.”
The startup services the India Business Center offers include office space, help with recruiting local staff and facilitation of new clients. It also helps companies find lawyers and accountants.
It is the second time Karmick, an IT solutions company that works in the area of education, has moved in to the India Business Center facility. It had opened an office two years ago, but closed it a year later. The company has more than 250 employees in India.
Karmick CEO Roy said the kind of support he got when his company was at the Center the last time around prompted him to come back.
Asheesh M. Jain, Co-CEO of Creative Lipi, another Indian company that has an office inside the India Business Center, and Mayank Kapur, a business development director at EDC, were also present at the ribbon cutting ceremony.