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American Midwest Seeks Greater Cooperation with Israel


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“Sherwin Pomerantrz writes in Times of Israel, Traditionally when Israel looks to cooperate commercially with America, people immediately think of the east and west coasts but rarely give serious thought to the center of the country.  But a new initiative emanating from Illinois aims to change that perception and create a third center of interest for Israeli industry. Toward that end ground was recently broken in Chicago for the Discovery Partners Institute (DPI), a new research institute there where world-class researchers will work side-by-side with students and businesses to foster next-generation innovation and workforce development.”…

“Traditionally when Israel looks to cooperate commercially with America, people immediately think of the east and west coasts but rarely give serious thought to the center of the country.  But a new initiative emanating from Illinois aims to change that perception and create a third center of interest for Israeli industry…During the visit the delegation will also meet with a sampling of the close to 400 alumni of the University (of Illinois) now resident in Israel.”

“This is just one of many efforts to re-direct the thinking of the Israeli business and academic community to consider the Midwest when contemplating activity in the US.  Israel’s Consul General in Chicago, Aviv Ezra, has also been doing an outstanding job in promoting the concept of America’s heartland as a destination for Israeli companies. (more…)

 

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