Illinois governor visits Motorola Israel

“Israel is first in the world in R&D investments in relation to GDP," Illinois governor Pat Quinn says.

By NADAV SHEMER
July 25, 2011 23:51
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn & Motorolla

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 Shimon Dick.

“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.”

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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.


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