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Strengthening U.S.-Israeli Relationship Could Boost Virginia’s Job Market

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And some Israeli business leaders are even more eager to set up shop in the U.S. and say Virginia is an ideal location.

Board Director Ralph Robbins says state officials help Israeli companies realize that Silicone Valley and New York aren't the only markets for U.S. trade and development.

He also says there's a long list of existing and potential projects that Israeli companies are excited about bringing to Virginia.

"The fact that we're next to Washington, D.C. is very important to them," he says. "And that actually has resulted in a number of large Israeli companies coming to the state."

Those include the wind farm industry. And although such construction has not yet begun along Virginia's coast, Robbins says some companies not only want to expand here, but also to innovate the industry and make more efficient wind farms with fewer problems.

He says the broad range of Israeli projects on the horizon include agriculture, aquaculture and aeronautics – that will bring thousands of good-paying jobs.


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