Governor Jack Markell, the only sitting Jewish Governor in the United States, and a delegation of Delaware entrepreneurs and business leaders are visiting Israel on a week-long economic development mission.
The trip highlights Delaware’s strong economic ties to Israel and aims to further raise Israeli business interest in the State.
The delegation will be meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, President Shimon Peres, U.S. Ambassador Daniel Shapiro, financial and stock exchange officials as well as with DuPont Israel, Delaware’s largest commercial presence in Israel.
Thousands of Israeli-based businesses are incorporated in Delaware, which Gov. Markell said “is an ideal choice for Israeli companies seeking to enter the U.S market.”
“We are one of the smallest U.S. states, but have succeeded in building an effective system that minimizes red tape for businesses, eliminates archaic regulatory hurdles, and provides business leaders with easy access to senior state officials,” he explained.