New Jersey Israel Center

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The New Jersey Israel Center was founded in 2023 during Choose New Jersey’s fifth business attraction trip to Israel. In partnership with the New Jersey Israel Commission, Choose New Jersey Israel Center continues to foster ties between New Jersey and Israel.

With a permanent presence in Israel, the New Jersey Israel Center showcases our state’s vested interest in Israel and supports Israeli companies looking to expand into the North American market. We offer companies interested in New Jersey free, confidential support to set up their business. Our services include detailed market assessment reports, customized business proposals, site selection assistance, government resources information, and introductions to public-private partnerships. Let us help you discover your second home in New Jersey.

The New Jersey-Israeli Connection

Relatively similar in geographic size and population, both New Jersey and Israel are small but mighty. New Jersey is well known for innovation, and Israel is the “Startup Nation.” Both states share a spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation. Home to the fourth-largest Israel-born population and the fourth-largest population of Israeli ancestry in the United States, New Jersey has longstanding ties to Israel.

New Jersey and Israel signed a Sister-State Agreement in 1988 under Governor Thomas H. Kean. In 1989, the New Jersey-Israel Commission was established to implement the agreement by promoting bilateral economic and cultural relations. Previous mission trips, including the 2019 Governor Murphy-led trip, have increased collaboration and advanced research between the two states.

Israeli companies that locate here can also find a cultural match within New Jersey’s thriving Jewish communities. Israel and New Jersey total $1.72 billion in two-way trade in goods in 2022. The New Jersey-Israel connection is strong and projected to continue to grow. Discover why Israeli startups and multinationals alike are choosing New Jersey.

Why Israeli Companies Should Choose New Jersey

New Jersey’s East Coast location offers strategic access for Israeli companies looking to break into the North American market. United Airlines and El Al offer a total of three daily nonstop flights between Newark Liberty International Airport and Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. A New Jersey-based company can reach 38 million consumers within a 2-hour drive. Manufacturers can tap into a high density of suppliers, distributors, and retailers along the supply chain, and New Jersey offers companies access to top talent. That’s why companies like Amarel and OwnBackup have chosen New Jersey to expand sales and innovate product offerings in the lucrative U.S. market.

The concentration of top talent in New Jersey is also attractive for Israeli businesses – especially for fast-scaling technology companies. Our highly educated workforce allows Israeli companies to recruit top talent. Forty percent of New Jersey residents hold a bachelor’s degree or higher compared to 32% nationally. We have the highest concentration of scientists and engineers in the U.S. New Jersey is home to the #1 public school system and the #1 university in the U.S. (Princeton University).

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An Innovative Future

New Jersey and Israel share the same vision for growth and innovation. Our economy is advancing in technology, life sciences, and manufacturing. Israeli companies locating or expanding in United States are a natural fit for our economy and the attractive incentives available for startups and small businesses.

New Jersey is home to some of the top Israeli companies, including Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, NICE, Jojoba Desert, Cross River, and Genetika+. These companies tap into our second-to-none education ecosystem comprised of six elite research universities and five medical schools.

Top Israeli information technology companies Cytegic and ProteanTec found that New Jersey is wired for today’s global businesses. New Jersey is ranked the best state for broadband coverage and #2 for fastest download speeds, making us increasingly attractive to information technology companies.

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Our Services

The New Jersey Israel Center offers companies interested in New Jersey free, confidential support to set up their business in the United States. Our services include detailed market assessment services, customized business proposal responses, site selection assistance, government resources information, and introductions to public-private partnerships. Let us help you discover your second home in New Jersey.

Interested in Doing Business in New Jersey?
Contact the New Jersey Israel Office Today


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New Jersey Israel Center
Kedem St 132, 
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

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Relocation & Expansion Services

We provide customized RFI responses, demographics, detailed market assessments and other complimentary business relocation and expansion services. When your company chooses to grow in New Jersey, we also will help you publicize your good news.

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Economic Development Connections

Our public and private partners provide a wide range of services. From higher education research collaboration to regulatory and legal assistance to workforce training, they’ll ensure you have a smooth landing.

Bill Noonan
Chief Business Development Officer
Nadav Tamir
New Jersey Israel Center