Governor Northam Announces Major Israeli Aerospace and Aviation Manufacturer to Expand in Fairfax County

Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. to invest in new headquarters operation and create more than 50 new jobs

TEL AVIV—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI), Israel’s largest aerospace and defense company, will expand its North American headquarters operation at a new location in Fairfax County. The Governor made the announcement following a meeting with IAI officials in Tel Aviv during his international trade and marketing mission to Israel and the United Arab Emirates. The project will bring more than 50 new jobs to Fairfax County.

“As the largest aerospace and defense manufacturer in Israel, IAI’s decision to expand its headquarters here reinforces that Virginia is a prime location for global companies seeking growth in North American markets,” said Governor Northam. “The Commonwealth is home to more than 780 internationally-owned businesses and continues to attract technology and innovation leaders like IAI. This important project demonstrates the long-term benefits of building corporate partnerships and telling Virginia’s business story around the world. I am grateful for the opportunity to meet with IAI officials in Tel Aviv to discuss ways we can strengthen economic ties between Virginia and Israel.”

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