Alongside SelectUSA, the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce, and the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce, H&A’s David Hickey and Iris Golani hosted an investment roundtable for Israeli business leaders interested in locating or expanding operations in the United States. With several dozen businesses in attendance, the H&A team focused the discussion on site selection and public incentive opportunities in America.
“When businesses make the decision to invest in the United States, it is critical to understand how to choose the best location for the operations. America continues to be a great place for Israeli businesses to invest and thrive, but it is vital to do the due diligence to discover the best community for their business,” H&A’s Hickey remarked after the roundtable. “I’m excited to see the turnout today and the enthusiasm for investment in the USA. With the right approach, business leaders will be prepared to realize incredible success in America.”
Presenting ahead of H&A was Steve Miller, a Senior Investment Specialist from SelectUSA. Miller, based in Washington, DC, delivered an expansive breakdown of the current situation of the American economy and the increased level of foreign direct investment. With an office in Tel Aviv, SelectUSA’s Sigal Mendelovich provides direct support and counseling for businesses considering an investment in the United States.
The investment roundtable was held at the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce office in Tel Aviv. Additionally, the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce participated in the event.
The event also marked the opening of the H&A office in Tel Aviv, which is led by Golani. With dynamic investment opportunities in the United States and Israel, H&A has laid the foundation to support businesses as they make the next critical decision for the future of their company.
About the Participating Organizations
Hickey & Associates – H&A is a global site selection, public incentive advisory and workforce solutions firm. For the past 30 years, H&A has provided their diverse array of clients first-class support. Utilizing state of the art tools and approaches, the firm assists businesses in determining the best location to expand, relocate, or consolidate anywhere in the world. H&A has active projects in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Africa.
SelectUSA – Recognizing that the competitiveness and job-generating ability of a nation is determined by its desirability as a place for businesses to operate, SelectUSA was created at the federal level to showcase the United States as the world’s premier business location and to provide easy access to federal-level programs and services related to business investment. SelectUSA is designed to complement the activities of our states—the primary drivers of economic development in the United States.
Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce – The FICC is one of Israel’s largest business organizations, and is regarded as one of the most influential and most dynamic organizations of its kind in Israel. Strictly non-profit, non-political and non-partisan, FICC is dedicated to a market economy and free enterprise. As the country’s largest employers association, FICC is one of the leading members of the coordinating council of Israel’s economic organization, and represents the interests of Israel’s business sector, including exporters and importers, wholesale and retail, services and manufacturers.
Israel-America Chamber of Commerce – The Israel-America Chamber of Commerce (AmCham Israel) established in 1965, is a voluntary organization of companies and individuals dedicated to the promotion and enhancement of two-way trade and investment between Israel and the United States of America. The U.S. Ambassador to Israel serves as Honorary Chairman of the AmCham.