Illinois Governor Pat Quinn & Motorolla_58.
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn visited the Israel offices of Illinois- based global
telecommunications firm Motorola Solutions in Airport City near Ben-Gurion
Airport on Sunday, where he was hosted by general manager of local operations
“Israel is first in the world in R&D investments in
relation to GDP, and it is amazing that all this innovation is generated by only
7 million people,” Quinn said. “I am pleased to see an Illinois-based company do
such amazing things across the globe and look forward to furthering the business
relationship between Illinois and Israel.”
The visit was made possible by
the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago, which brings elected officials
and civic leaders on educational missions to Israel to give them exposure to
innovations in hi-tech, environmentalism, energy, medical and scientific
research, security and education.