Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council
Since 1994, MARBC has worked to foster business relations between Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region, while cultivating mutual appreciation of political, economic, cultural, and educational interests. The goal of MARBC is to enable companies based in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region to enhance their positions in Russia and the CIS and to attract Russian businesses to the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region.
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MARBC is a major non-profit organization in the Mid-Atlantic region that provides information about and services related to Russia and the CIS. MARBC organizes more than 25 events annually in the United States and organizes American participation in more than 10 events in Russia, with an emphasis on industries in which the Russian market is most lucrative and prosperous, including advanced technology, energy and environment, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, advanced materials/nanotechnology, manufacturing technology, information technology, transportation, instrumentation, communications, air, space and surface transportation, agriculture, robotics, and security, among others. The most prominent of the events organized by the MARBC are the Semi-Annual Russian-American Innovation Technology Weeks. Since 1997, MARBC has been actively involved in fostering cooperation with various regions in Russia. MARBC has developed partnerships with nearly twenty Russian and thirty American regional chambers of commerce and business and trade associations. MARBC-led delegations have visited several Russian regions, and MARBC hosts Russian regional delegations in the Mid-Atlantic States. MARBC biannually hosts a delegation consisting of more than thirty mayors, heads of administration, and local government officials representing more than a dozen cities and regions from across Russia. A major focus of MARBC’s efforts in recent years has been the establishment of the Mid-Atlantic region as a leading partner for Russian-American technology cooperation.