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Ambassador Visit Highlights Growing Missouri-Israeli Partnership

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens hosted the Israeli Ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer during his visit to Missouri earlier this week. The two participated in a business roundtable and a tour of the Danforth Plant Science Center, in St. Louis, Missouri, co-hosted by Missouri Partnership and GlobalSTL.

“Missouri is one of the leaders in agriculture technology today as is the state of Israel. So part of the discussion is how we can enhance those relationships in agriculture technology,” said Gov. Greitens.

He went on to mention healthcare and cyber security as the areas that are being looked at to strengthen the Missouri-Israel partnership.

Missouri’s agtech leadership is attracting Israeli companies to Missouri on a regular basis. Israeli agtech firms Kaiima Agro-Biotech, Evogene, Forrest Innovations, NRGene and most recently Atomation have each established their U.S. headquarters in the Show-Me state.

“We are building on a fantastic economic foundation between the state of Missouri and the country of Israel,” said Greitens. “We already have lots of Israeli businesses that have invested here in Missouri and lots of Missouri businesses that are doing work with our counterparts in Israel. And this is a great foundation for us to continue to build on.”

For more information on why Missouri could be a prime location to launch or grow your business, contact Steve Johnson, CEO of Missouri Partnership, at 314.725.2688 or via our contact form, with any questions you might have, and learn how Missouri Partnership can help with your business expansion and investment needs.

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