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Israel is the world’s spiritual hub for innovation and a powerhouse for pioneering technologies. Israeli thinkers, makers and doers are changing the world of Media & Internet, Cyber Security, Water Technology, AgriTech, Health & Life Sciences, Financial Technology, Automotive Industry, High-Tech & Smart Manufacturing

If you are looking for ways to grow your business, Israel is the place to be.

First, we have an increasingly strong and resilient economy. Israel has seen consecutive years of significant GDP growth above that of the OECD and the US, and our 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.

Second, our renowned academic system has afforded us with an extraordinarily talented workforce. Israel is ranked No.4 for research personnel. Moreover, Israel has the highest concentration of engineers  and  PhDs per capita in the world, laying the foundation for successful research and innovation.

Third, Israel is an R&D and technology leader. It ranks No.1 in the world for R&D investment as a percentage of GDP, with more than 5,000 high-tech companies and start-ups (the highest concentration in the world after Silicon Valley).

Fourth, we are open for business – The Ministry of Economy promotes foreign investments in Israel, with programs and services designed to address every phase of the investment process. Comprehensive governmental incentives make Israel one of the world’s most attractive places for foreign investors. 

Fifth, Israel has by far outperformed other countries in VC volume per capita, and many of the world’s leading multinational companies have made Israel their home. Microsoft, Motorola, Google, Apple, Facebook, Berkshire- Hathaway, Intel, HP, Siemens, GE, IBM, Toshiba and Cisco head the long list of over 300 MNCs which have realized that Israel is the ideal choice for investment.

Our message is clear: If you are expanding your business, searching for inspiring technologies or simply looking for attractive opportunities – invest in Israel.


Ziva Eger

Chief Executive
of The Foreign Investments
and Industrial Cooperation Division