July 1, 2023 The Virginia Israel Advisory Board
The Virginia Israel Advisory Board (VIAB) is a state agency that helps Israeli companies build and grow their businesses in the U.S. We provide free consultations to obtain grants and incentives; site selection, workforce development and help build lasting partnerships. We also facilitate Virginia concerns to access Israeli know how and technologies.
Virginia Ranked America's Top State for doing Business

2 years in a row in CNBC’s state competitiveness rankings. Virginia has captured top honors five times - more than any other state.

Virginia News for Israeli Companies
Zim American to invest $30 million + 300 new jobs in U.S. HQ in Virginia

The expansion includes a move to Virginia Beach from Norfolk (where the company has had its U.S. headquarters since 2001). Currently Zim employs about 280 in Norfolk and has contributed more than $1 Billion to the Virginia economy.

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Israeli companies building operations in Virginia

Israeli company Starplast investing $17.7 million that will create 300 jobs at its new manufacturing plant and distribution center in Chesterfield County.

UVision USA Corporation

A developer of unmanned military systems, will invest $2.2 million to establish a production and training center at the Quantico Corporate Center next to the U.S. Marines HQ in Stafford County.

Pure Salmon $228 million Aquatech Investment

Continues to build its facility in Tazewell/Russell counties. The project has generated interest from other Israeli aqua-cultural and agricultural related prospects considering Virgina for their operations.

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Israeli-Virginia joint venture funded by US-Israel Bi-National Research and Development - BIRD Foundation
A year after investing $2-million in R&D , Israel’s Over-SAT and Virginia-based MIL-SAT created a commercial venture in Virginia to bring to market their RIGEL Satcom Terminal. VIAB works closely with the US-Israel Bi-National Research and Development - BIRD Foundation to pair Virginia companies with Israeli concerns seeking U.S. partners to receive non-dilutive matching funding. Last year, two other Virginia companies received $1m awards. In addition, Virginia Tech’s partnered with Israeli Waves Audio and received BIRD funding.
United States-Israel Future of Warfare Research and Development Fund,

$50 million annually in each of the next five years, to address challenges including artificial intelligence, automation, cybersecurity and directed energy.

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UVeye, and MaxCar agreement. The Tel Aviv based company uses artificial intelligence, machine-learning, sensor- fusion and high-speed-camera systems to inspect vehicles.

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Tech companies specializing in defense contracts, AI, space, cloud computing and healthcare are thriving in Virginia walking distance from Washington D.C. and the D.C. Region.

Largest Concentration of Tech workers in the US
Amazon building a $2.5 billion Innovation Center and East Coast HQ in Virignia
Amazon's East Coast HQ and $2.5B Innovation Centers in National Landing Virginia a transformation smart city walking distance from the White House in the heart of the U.S.'s largest concentration of tech workers. National Landing, includes Virginia Tech's $1B Innovation Campus that partners with leading companies (e.g. Boeing contributed $50m, Northrop Grumman $15m) the Department of Defense; world leading transportation research center is ideal for Israeli Tech companies to launch their US operations.
$2.5 BillionCapital Investment 25000New Jobs
Global HQs for Boeing and Raytheon
Boeing and Raytheon move global HQs to Virginia joining Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics making it the largest concentration of Federal and Defense contractors
Israel News for Virginia Companies
VIAB Space Tech Event with NASA and the Israel Space Agency advanced private sector collaborations
The VIAB convened 16 speakers from NASA; Israel Space Agency; startups & established space tech companies; Israel Embassy; US-Israel R&D fund (BIRD); Virginia Tech Prof. & Virginia Innovation Partnership Association VIPA. at Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center.
The event was part of the on-going activities of the Israel Innovation Center (U.S.) at National Landing a $12B transformational smart city anchored by Amazon’s Innovation Center (planned 25,000 workers) and Virginia Tech’s Innovation Campus; walking distance from the White House with direct flights from Tel Aviv.
Enabling Technologies to build a Trillion-dollar Space Market:
Scott Ingram, CEO of Virginia-based Scout, with Dr. Eliad Peretz of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, holding Scout’s space debris identifier.
NASA’s Dr. Eliad Peretz Lead Researcher for New Space Missions at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Virginia Tech’s Dr. Vassilios Kovanis, Director of the Masters of Engineering Program and Innovation faculty member; Eric Ingram CEO of SCOUT and is a commercial spaceflight regulatory expert who was an Aerospace Engineer at the FAA Office for Commercial Spaceflight
Homeland security, smart building, and cybersecurity event with Israeli Ministry of Economy & BIRD Foundation led by Fairfax County, Virginia
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Why Virginia?
Highest concentration of tech workers in the US!
#1 Highest Share of Technology Companies in the U.S.
#2 Top Tech Talent Pipeline in the U.S.
#3 Top State for Business Education
Virginia has Best US Workforce
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#1 for Talent Pool
for Cyber workforce
& Unmanned Systems
Life Sciences in
Best State for
Quality of Life
Smart Mobility

MobileEye tested at Virginia Tech Transportation Institute -- 300 researchers and consortium of global automotive industry leaders

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