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Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (IDT)

Select USA 2019 - Expand Your Business in America

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Sign up for One-on-One Prearranged Meetings with

state and local government representatives operating in Israel

to discuss locating your US operations in a specific state,

finding US partners or entering the US market.


Delaware, Fairfax County, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, NewYork, Pennsylvania, Virginia, as well as California-Israel Chamber of Commerce, St. Louis (Missouri), Dayton Region (Ohio), Cincinnati (Ohio),  CONNEXX (Chamber, Atlanta) and SelectUSA, Austin Region (Texas)

 For more information, please contact Aviva Lewis at

*There is no charge to participate in this event

Select USA

SelectUSA is a U.S. government-wide program led by the U.S. Department of Commerce that provides the information, tools, and connections that business investors need to succeed in the United States.

SelectUSA can provide direct and personalized introductions to economic development organizations (EDOs) – the essential local partners of any business investor.  EDO representatives provide guidance, incentives, and a range of other services at the local level.

SelectUSA produces comprehensive and credible data on the U.S. economy and population to help companies find reliable and unbiased data on a wide range of topics.

SelectUSA works with companies to address issues or questions involving federal regulations, programs, or activities related to existing and potential investments. Working with SelectUSA, investors can develop a better understanding of how to navigate the U.S. regulatory environment.

SelectUSA helps businesses connect to the right people in the right places.




Conexx: America Israel Business Connector is the largest and most effective private non-governmental and non-profit organization of its kind in North America that:

  • Serves companies, organizations and individuals throughout 6 Southeastern States (North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama & Mississippi) and  Israel.
  • Assists in establishing mutually beneficial business relationships between American and Israeli companies
  • Identifies and explores new market opportunities between Americans and Israelis
  • Assists Israeli companies seeking to establish a U.S. operation, gain access to the U.S. market and create an American image/presence with low cost and high visibility
  • Assists American companies seeking entrance into the Israeli market, and more importantly, access to cutting edge Israeli innovations
  • Focuses on industry sectors with synergies in the Southeast including Fintech, Cyber Security, Automotive, Smart Mobility, Smart Cities, Logistics, Healthcare, Cleantech, Printing and Manufacturing.

Dayton (OH) Region


Dayton has a history of world changing innovations and inventions (e.g. the airplane, cash registers, laser weapons).

A hub for advanced manufacturing and cutting-edge technology, with a highly skilled workforce, Dayton is a days’ drive to 53% of the US population, 63% of US manufacturers, and most of Canada’s population, providing easy market access.

Home to Wright Patterson AFB (27,000+ employees) and the Air Force Research Laboratory, Dayton provides unparalleled opportunities in HLS, Defense, and Aerospace.  Healthcare technology opportunities are driven by 28 hospitals and 7500 care-providers interested in innovative Israeli technologies.

We promote collaboration with companies of all sizes and industries - 45 business agreements have already signed between Israeli and Dayton Region entities! 


Consistently ranked one of the best states for business, (4th best tax climate in the US), Florida is committed to keeping regulatory requirements and business taxes low. That, along with a strong economy and zero personal state income tax, makes it a great place to do business.

As the world’s premier space gateway, Florida is one of the largest exporters of high-tech goods with over 307,000 high-tech employees. Florida offers one of the most extensive multi-modal transportation systems in the world, home to one in five U.S. exporters. The gateway to Latin America, many companies have established their Latin American headquarters in South Florida.



Georgia was recently selected the #1 state for business for the sixth consecutive year with more than 43 Israeli companies there including Amdocs, Caesarstone, Maytronics, and Checkmarx, among others. 

  • Cybertech- Georgia is a U.S. cybersecurity, innovation and financial technology hub, ranking third in the nation for information security. More than 25% of the  worldwide security revenue market share is generated by companies in Georgia
  • Fintech- 70% of U.S. financial transactions pass through the state every year.

Georgia's Business Friendly Climate offers:

  • Corporate income tax rate reduced to 5.75%
  • Job tax credits valued at $1250-$4000 per job
  • Free workforce training program and a highly skilled and competitive workforce with low operating costs.
  • 80% of the US market is within a two-hour flight or a two-day truck drive
  • Port of Savannah, the second largest port on the east coast
  • Direct flights to 150 US destinations and more than 70 countries from Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport

Greater Cincinnati Region


The 15-county region at the intersection of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana is the lowest cost large US region for doing business (30% lower than either coast according to KPMG). In the heart of the Midwest, Cincinnati is only a 1-day drive or non-stop flight to most U.S. metropolitan areas.

Major industry clusters include: bio health, food processing and flavorings, agriculture, IT/fintech, finance, banking and insurance, advanced technology and manufacturing, consumer products and aviation/aerospace.

Procter & Gamble, Kroger, Macy's, GE Aviation and AK Steel all have their HQ in Cincinnati.  REDI Cincinnati should be your first point of contact for questions about locating or expanding your company in the US. 




Delaware, although a small state, is ideally located half way between New York and Washington and just 25 minutes from Philadelphia International Airport.  Because it is a small state, dealing with the bureaucracy is simple and easy with Israeli companies able to speak directly with those who are responsible for making decisions.  The state is welcoming to Israeli companies and has some unique funding mechanisms to assist companies interested in locating there.  With expertise in chemicals, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and IT, the state is an attractive destination for Israeli companies seeking an east coast location in the US.



Illinois ranks #1 in the Midwest as a destination for foreign investment. The state has attracted over 6,447 foreign establishments that employ more than 340,000 Illinoisans.

Advantages include O'Hare International Airport, among the world’s busiest, as well as 13 port districts offering companies direct links to the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. 

International powerhouses such as Caterpillar, Deere, ADM, Motorola, Abbott and Boeing, are all headquartered in Illinois, helping to make Illinois the sixth largest exporting state in the nation, sixth in manufactured exports and fifth in agricultural products.  For those looking for a mid-west location, Illinois is worth considering.



The state with the best fiscal record in the nation is located in the middle of the US with easy access to 70% of America’s markets.  Indiana ranks best in the Midwest and 7th overall in Area Development magazine’s Top States for Doing Business survey, and best in the Midwest and 5th in the nation in Business Facilities’ State Rankings Report.

Fiscally, Indiana has triple-A credit ratings from all 3 agencies (Standard & Poor’s, Fitch, and Moody’s).  Indiana is a state that works and is most welcoming to Israel companies.  Keter Plastics, Omen (Hatzor Ashdod), Polyram, MCP Plastics and Taditel all call Indiana home.   




The state of Iowa is the perfect place to expand, locate or start a business. The state’s pro-business policies, nationally recognized research centers and legendary Midwestern work ethic give businesses with an Iowa location a huge competitive edge. Those business advantages paired with a low cost of doing business, central location, abundant raw materials, and efficient transportation infrastructure continue to fuel Iowa’s economy. High growth industries in Iowa include renewable energy, advanced manufacturing, information technology, financial services, biosciences and food manufacturing.  Please visit for more information on how Iowa can assist you, 



The Maryland/Israel Development Center (MIDC) is a non-profit membership organization that promotes bi-lateral trade and investment between Maryland and Israel. It’s a public-private partnership of the Maryland Department of CommerceIsrael’s Ministry of Economy and TradeThe Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore and the Montgomery County Dept. of Economic Development.

The mission of MIDC is to promote bi-lateral trade and investment between Israel and Maryland.  The MIDC is a hub of people and activities engaged in promoting Maryland/Israel trade and investment. It assists both Israeli and Maryland businesses and entrepreneurs in successfully accessing each other's’ markets.




Missouri, located in the center of the US, is a strategic business location for companies requiring access to all of North America via any mode of transportation.

Missouri is a global leader in agritech, aerospace and automotive manufacturing, financial services, logistics and transportation and much more. Missouri’s bioscience industry employs approximately 50,000 highly skilled individuals within more than 3,500 companies.  Cutting-edge biomedical research is taking place across Missouri, in world-renowned research hospitals, and innovation communities such as Cortex and the Missouri Innovation Center. And many of these companies are also leading the way with the latest in animal health research.


Centrally located in the Western market, Nevada is ideal for manufacturing, distribution/logistics, information technology, tourism and many other industries.

Nevada is less than one's day drive to reach more than 50 Million consumers as well as the major U.S deep-water seaports serving the Pacific Rim.  The unparalleled transportation infrastructure and market reach, combined with Zero inventory tax, are why top brands such as Amazon, Zappos, Wal-Mart, Levi Strauss & Co, Sysco and CDW chose to locate their warehousing, distribution and internet fulfillment facilities in Nevada.  The State offers a variety of incentives to help qualifying companies make the decision to do business in the State.

New Mexico

This is a great time to invest in New Mexico. Recent changes to New Mexico’s tax structure, which further improved the state’s operating environment along with a talented workforce and aggressive financial incentives make New Mexico an attractive location for long term success.

According to Ernst & Young’s recent tax study, New Mexico is now the most competitive state for manufacturing in the region given the recent enhancements.  The New Mexico corporate income tax rate has now been reduced to 5.9 percent.  In addition, the state’s location in the U.S. west makes it a great less expensive alternative to California.

New York

Global NY offers one stop shopping to both foreign businesses looking to invest in New York and to local NY businesses who want to export globally. It’s the latest innovation from the state that has been offering global trade and investment opportunities for centuries. See the following web sites to begin your journey to New York: New York now offers unlimited ZERO state tax for newly established manufacturing facilities; and assists with funding employee training and tax credits for capital investment. These are what have attracted hundreds of companies to New York State. Read all about the NY Excelsior program that companies from around the Globe are joining And remember, its New York, NY.



Domestic and international companies alike have reaped the benefits of Pennsylvania’s diverse, global economy.  Companies big and small — including GlaxoSmithKline and BAE Systems (United Kingdom), B. Braun and Siemens (Germany), Bombardier Transportation and Learjet (Canada), Toshiba and Olympus (Japan), Sanofi Pasteur and Millet Plastics Group (France), Torcomp (Brazil), and many more — have found a place in Pennsylvania’s business community. 

Northeast Pennsylvania is just 65 minutes driving time from Newark-Liberty International Airport.  With 6 international airports, 4 Class 1 railroads, 8 Foreign Trade Zones and 3 ports to the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, & Great Lakes, the state is an ideal east coast location for Israeli companies.

St. Louis

Global St. Louis ( is represented in Israel by Uri Attir (, to promote economic development in the region by encouraging Israeli companies to set-up operating activities there as part of their expansion strategy for the U.S. market.

GlobalSTL assists Israeli companies, free of charge, to identify opportunities and establish business collaborations with St. Louis-based, large-sized strategic corporate partners. The technology domains of interest are agro-technology, healthcare (mainly digital-health), financial services (mainly fintech) aerospace (mainly UAV's) and cyber security.

The exceptional business eco-systems that characterize St. Louis are in agro-technology (including Monsanto), healthcare (including Express Scripts and BJC Healthcare), financial services (including MasterCard) and aerospace (including Boeing).



100 Israeli companies entered the U.S. market and are growing their U.S. operations through Virginia.  The only State with a dedicated agency to help Israeli campaniles enter the U.S. market and receive customizes incentives for Israeli companies

Virginia is:

Washington D.C. with access to HLS, Defense and contractors selling to the Federal government.

Agritech -  grants, incentives for fisheries; water-tech and Ag-tech.

Low cost manufacturing - educated workforce; 

Mid-Atlantic Ports -Zim's U.S. HQ  

Virginia provides free consultations from 30 professionals to help your company enter and succeed in the U.S. including: accountants on U.S. taxes; lawyers (U.S. company formation; patents; visas) pilot trips; product trials; market research; sales channels and lasting partnerships.

Fairfax County (Virginia)

Northern Virginia is the US hub for cybersecurity, defense, aerospace, homeland security and government contracting with more than 8,900 technology companies, including 500+ firms in the cyber-related area.  With $26.5 Billion in government contracting – the number one ranked locality in the US, and its proximity to Washington DC, highly qualified skilled workforce, top universities and research institutions – Fairfax County is one of America’s premier technology communities.

The Israel team identifies and assists with expansion and US market-entry.  FCEDA provides a wide-range of services - all are free and confidential – to establish a rapid go-to-market, business development, and sales enabling operation.

Moreover, FCEDA assists with soft-landing services, introduction to the business community and potential partners and customers.  Indeed, there are 30+ Israeli companies with presence in Fairfax County, leveraging the superb digital infrastructure, three regional airports and advance public transportation systems.  In April United Airlines will launch non-stop service from Israel Dulles International airport, located in Fairfax County, to strength the business, cultural, academic and G2G relationships between Israel and the US.

California-Israel Chamber of Commerce


The California-Israel Chamber of Commerce (CICC) is a not-for-profit, industry-supported organization dedicated to promoting and strengthening thought leadership, business, investment, entrepreneurship, technology and trade relations between the business communities of California and Israel. 

The CICC manages an extensive member network and events program to enhance cross-cultural business networking at senior levels and vigorously promotes bilateral trade through networking events, personalized introductions, mentorship programs, investment forums, round-tables, educational seminars and inbound and outbound trade missions.

The CICC leverages this extraordinary business network to deliver its speakers, sponsors and members a strong commercial return - both in terms of targeted business promotion and personal access to relevant decision-makers.

Current areas of focus are MedTech; Big Data, SaaS & Cloud, Machine Learning & AI; Cyber Security; Mobile & Internet; CannaTech, Foodtech and AgriTech. 


Austin Region (Texas)


Major business clusters include financial services, IT and manufacturing.  Major employers include Advanced Micro Devices, Amazon, Apple, Applied Materials, Cirrus Logic, Cypress Semiconductor, Dell Technologies, Flextronics International, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, National Instruments, NXP Semiconductor, Pfizer, Samsung and Austin Semiconductor.  With a population of over 2 million, a campus of the University of Texas and the Dell Medical School, the area is ripe for further activity by Israeli tech companies. 


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Manufacturers' Association of Israel
29 HaMered Street
Tel Aviv

Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (IDT)

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