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The Virginia Israel Advisory Board (VIAB) is a government agency that helps Israeli companies build and grow their U.S. operations in Virginia.

We Make Business Happen Between Israel and Virginia

Friday, January 03, 2020

At the invitation of Governor Ralph Northam, the Israeli Ministry of Defense is bringing a delegation of 20 Israeli companies with autonomous systems, avionics and naval technologies to the Commonwealth February 3 - 6th 2020.

Israeli companies, Link to Company List including the three largest Israeli defense contractors, are seeking to source $100m of goods and services; develop R&D, manufacturing and sales partnerships with Virginia concerns, as well as, meet with state / agencies, counties / cities to understand their requirements for HLS, law enforcement and securing infrastructure related technologies.

Virginia companies – Please consider which Israeli companies you would like to meet and contact them via the emails in their profile; Link to Company List then inform us to arrange a B2B meeting:   

Hampton Roads - (Feb. 5)  Yiannis Papelis  ypapelis@odu.edu 

Fairfax - (Feb. 3)   Kaitlyn Kaitlyn@viab.org

There are strong synergies between Virginia and Israeli business particularly in manufacturing; maritime and military related industries.

In 20 years we brought 100 Israeli companies to Virginia and helped them grow

Strauss Group’s $100m Sabra Hummus Factory
Zim’s Israel Shipping Lines North America Headquarters
Teva Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing Plant
25 Defense & Cyber Security Companies


When choosing a U.S. site for your Israeli company, partnerships and non-financial incentives often have a more significant impact on your bottom-line than outright financial grants and tax breaks.

Virginia Israel Advisory Board Executive Director Dov Hoch shared the stage with the Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and the Chairman of the Association of American States in Israel at the U.S. Israel Business Summit on May 29th in Tel Aviv. Dov provided case studies of why leading Israeli companies choose to locate in Virginia -- each for the different reasons. "Strategic partnerships can radically reduce your time-to-money; and cut costs of setting up operations by 80%".

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Israeli Companies Looking to do Business in the United States

The Virginia Israel Advisory Board (VIAB) facilitates partnerships for Israeli companies to build and grow their operations in Virginia.

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The Virginia Israel Advisory Board is an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia (Office of the General Assembly) that facilitates Israeli companies to establish and grow their operations in Virginia and Virginia companies to source innovative Israeli technology. Our goals are to increase investment and develop lasting partnerships that expand and enhance the workforce in Virginia.

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