Massachusetts Gov. Patrick to lead trip to Israel

Port2port News Service
18.05.2014

A coalition of the state’s government and industry leaders on an innovation mission to Israel and the United Arab Emirates

Gov. Deval Patrick announced last Tuesday that he will lead a coalition of the state’s government and industry leaders on an innovation mission to Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) later this month to expand opportunities between
 
Massachusetts, Israel and the UAE for economic development and job creation in the innovation economy sectors. Patrick said the goal of the nine-day trip from May 27 to June 4.
 
In 2013, Massachusetts was Israel's 12th largest import partner within the United States, with Israel importing US$212 million in goods and services.
 
Newton Mayor Setti Warren, Boston Economic Development Chief John Barros and the heads of various state agencies will be joining Patrick on portions of the trip. It's a return trip to Israel for Patrick, who led a trade mission to the nation in 2011.

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