GOVERNOR KIM REYNOLDS TO LEAD TRADE AND INVESTMENT MISSION TO ISRAEL
Friday, September 15, 2017
Governor Kim Reynolds to Lead Trade and Investment Mission to Israel
(DES MOINES) Governor Kim Reynolds will lead a trade and investment mission to Israel. The trip is aimed at expanding trade and investment opportunities for Iowa and is being coordinated by the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA).
The United States is Israel’s largest single-country trading partner. Iowa exports to Israel exceeded $30.6 million in 2016, a 14.5 percent increase over 2015. Additionally, exports from January to April 2017 increased nearly 300 percent over the same period last year. Key sectors that provide opportunities for Iowa companies in Israel include information and communication technology, agtech, biotechnology and animal feeds, among others.
“Trade and investment missions, such as this, uncover untapped opportunities for Iowa companies and serve as a forum to exchange ideas and promote collaboration,” said Governor Reynolds. “Our goal is to open doors for Iowa companies, promote Iowa as a place to do business and ultimately create jobs in our great state.”