I recently had the opportunity to attend the Homeland Security Conference 2012, which took place in the Ramat Gan Conference center and was sponsored by the Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute.
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Recent trends have shown a dramatic increase in FDI from Israel to the United States. With a compound annual growth rate of 79% during the 2006-2011 time period, Israel has become the fastest growing source of FDI in the United States. Top sectors for FDI from Israel include software and IT services, consumer products, and communications.
As 2012 shuffles off to join the company of years gone by, we look back with pride and forward with enthusiasm. The achievements that have made this a banner year provide a springboard for even greater successes in the coming year.
Nearly 150 people from the Baltimore-Washington corridor turned out for the Maryland/Israel Development Center’s (MIDC) premiere corporate networking program last week. ‘In Our Own Backyard: A Showcase of Israeli Companies in Maryland and Washington, D.C.’, held on October 18 at the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard County Community College, showcased Israeli companies that have decided to plant roots in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. areas. Company focuses ranged from information and medical technology to development in the defense technology field.
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