There’s a reason why Facebook’s second-largest R&D center is located in Israel. It’s the same reason why Warren Buffett chose to make Israel the home of his first major acquisition outside of the United States. And it’s the same reason why Microsoft, Google, Apple, Intel, Samsung, HP, Siemens, GE, Philips, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Toshiba, Barclays, Hutchison and LG spark the long list of over 330 multinational companies which have realized that Israel is their ideal choice for investment.
Israel has seen consecutive years of significant GDP growth above that of the OECD and the US, and its 5% unemployment rate is among the world’s lowest. Despite the regional geopolitical challenges, the Israeli economy has been identified as one of the healthiest and most secure in the world.
Israel is ranked No.4 for research personnel, and has the highest concentration of engineers and PhDs per capita in the world. These unique features lay the foundation for successful research and innovation. From 3D printers, to nano-technology, to cyber-security, Israel is home to some of the most advanced procedures and industrial technologies in the world.
This probably has quite a bit to do with Israeli’s reputation for being straightforward and focused. Anyone who has visited Israel knows that Israelis don’t take no for an answer and strive to find solutions. Israelis don’t say – they do. This hunger for success is what makes Israel the perfect climate for businesses to shine. Israel, often referred to as the “Startup Nation”, offers multinational companies a unique technological environment, combining advanced development capabilities with a risk taking and innovative outlook, alongside supportive governmental policies. This combination makes Israel a top destination for R&D, design and advanced manufacturing, which is evident from the multitude of multinational companies currently operating in Israel.
In order to continue maximizing the potential of the Israeli economy, and to further develop the Israeli ecosystem, Israel relies on attracting more multi-national companies and expanding foreign direct investment.
Foreign investment in Israel contributes to Israel on many levels: It helps develop the periphery in Israel, encourages exports, and increases the employment rate in Israel. Furthermore, the presence of multinational companies in Israel stimulates rapid innovation among both small and large Israeli companies. This allows Israeli companies to gain knowledge, advance work quality and increase efficiency.
Your Gateway to Investing in Israel
If you want to support Israel but don’t know where to start, whether you are expanding your business, searching for inspiring technologies or simply looking for attractive opportunities, Israel’s leading ecosystems have everything to offer. Invest in Israel, an integrative body within the Ministry of Economy and Industry, promotes foreign investments in Israel, with programs and services designed to address every phase of the investment process. “Invest in Israel serves as a one-stop shop for a wide range of potential and existing investors. We can help you map potential obstacles and help fast-track investment”, explains Ziva Eger, Chief Executive at Invest in Israel & ICA.
Specialists support investors throughout the process, and experts in the fields have created ‘fast-lanes’ especially to help solve bureaucratic and regulatory hurdles and roadblocks.
There are countless programs and services available designed to simplify the process of foreign investment and magnify the investor’s profits. The wide range of governmental incentives and grants makes Israel the perfect place for foreign investors to thrive.
“Invest in Israel’s advantage lies in our ability to bridge between your needs as a private client, and to promote activities within the framework of the government. We provide access to up-to-date information that leads to knowledge-based decision making in foreign investment. We’ll walk through every step of your investment, together”, says Eger.
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Next time you’re in Israel, consider taking a day to see why so many companies have made Israel their innovation center. Meet the people, see the locations, and hear the stories. Be introduced to peer companies and key figures in your industry, so you can easily facilitate your network of connections. Join the best companies in the world, in the most innovative ecosystem on earth.
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