Walker to go to Israel for trade mission about water technology
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Secretary and CEO Mark R. Hogan plan to leave Wisconsin Friday for a weeklong trip to Israel.
The trip is aimed at increasing exports, encouraging continued foreign investment in Wisconsin and developing partnerships in the water technology sector, according to a release from the governor.
“Israel has a growing and highly developed economy with a focus on innovation and technology, which presents great opportunities for potential partnerships with Wisconsin,” Walker said. “This trip in particular will focus on how Wisconsin’s strength as a global leader in water technology can help Israeli businesses and government address their water challenges.”
Walker plans to lead a 14-member delegation to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. He also plans to engage with executives of companies interested in establishing or expanding operations in the U.S.
He will meet with Israeli government leaders, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and members of his cabinet, and U.S Ambassador David Friedman.