Israel Trade & Economic Office

U.S. Midwest Region


How Israel is turning part of the Negev Desert into a cyber-city

category: Cyber Security
Ellen Nakashima and William Booth of The Washington Post recently wrote an extensive article about how Israel is building the CyberSpark complex in the Negev desert city of Beer Sheba, which will soon become
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Request for Information: Provision of Temporary Housing in Fast Construction

category: Uncategorized
Publication of a Request for Information Regarding Provision of Temporary Housing in Fast Construction The Government of Israel, through the Ministry of Construction and Housing (hereinafter: the “Client”or the “Requester”) is requesting information (RFI) on
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Israeli Chutzpah Drives Vita Coco’s Success

category: Beverages, Food
Ira Liran, Israeli co-founder of global market leader in coconut water Vita Coco, attributes the company’s success to Israeli chutzpah. Liran says, “you have to have a little chutzpah to go against the system,which
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Israel Wins Big at Oscars of the Culinary World

category: Food
Israeli chef Alon Shaya took home the ‘Best New Restaurant’ award for his New Orleans restaurant, Shaya, at the 2016 James Beard Awards ceremony, honoring the world’s culinary talent and nicknamed the ‘Oscars of the Culinary
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Meet Homrun Group in Chicago

category: Investing
Check out this blurb about Homerun Group, coming to Chicago on Monday, May 9th.  For more information about the event contact Daniel Blumenthal. Homrun’s mission is to boost the Israeli economy. We believe
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Fresh AgroMashov 2016

Fresh AgroMashov Produce Exhibition 2016

category: Agriculture, Food
Fresh Agromashov, June 28-29 in Tel Aviv is an international exhibition bringing together the world’s market leaders in fresh agricultural produce. The Fresh AgroMashov exhibition in Israel is a summit of the world’s leading players
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Motorola Solutions

Motorola Solutions Plans New Israel Innovation Center

category: Cyber Security
Last week, Chicago based Motorola Solutions Chairman and CEO Greg Brown visited Israel and announced a new innovation center for Motorola in Israel.  The innovation center will focus on development of technologies related to big
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Article Highlights Growing Ties Between Midwest and Israel

category: Investing
In a recent article from, Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman highlights growing trade and R&D ties between midwest states and Israel.  Just last month, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon visited Israel and focused much of his visit on an
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White House Introduces Israeli Incubator to Solve California’s Water Crisis

category: Energy, Investing, Water
The White House recently announced during its “Water Summit” a series of projects and programs designed to “elevate a national dialogue on the state of our nation’s water resources and infrastructure,” with support, investments,
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BIRD Energy Call for Proposals

This week BIRD (Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research & Development Fund) announced its upcoming Call for Proposals for BIRD Energy deadline for Executive Summaries will be June 29, 2016. BIRD Energy is a collaboration between
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