Enter and succeed in the U.S. through Virginia

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

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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Virginia Companies Seeking Israeli R&D and Manufacturing Partners

Find an Israeli innovation partner to gain competitive advantages and shorten R&D cycles through developing manufacturing; R&D and technology joint ventures. Also check out our: Virginia Israel Open Innovation program.

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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.

Become an Israeli Partner

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.

Executive Director

For 20 years Dov has brought Israeli companies and products into the US market. He managed the US operations for leading Israeli companies including ECI Telecom and founded Clarity Advisors a cross-border business development practice.

He served on the executive Board of the America Israel Chamber of Commerce, was a founding board member of the Texas Israel Chamber of Commerce and a member of Connex's Israel Advisory board.

Dov works nimbly with large enterprises, economic development organizations and governments applying an entrepreneurial approach to leveraging synergies and develop lasting partnerships including: building a high tech start-up in the West Bank for Siemens, Arab world research for IBM, and the Israel market entry of the largest Japanese investment bank.

Dov's commitments to non-profits include being a founding board member of: SIGNAL – China-Israel Think Tank and Policy Center; a founding board member of Yemin Orde Educational Initiatives, and serving as the President of the Penn Club of Israel and Chairman of Penn's International Alumni. For five years, Dov was involved in operations that brought 40,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel.

Dov has dual citizenship in the US and Israel; holds degrees from Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania and served in the IDF.