Governor Gary Herbert to lead Utah trade mission to Israel

Published on Thursday, 18 April 2013 by Webmaster

Governor Gary Herbert to lead Utah trade mission to Israel
Gov. Gary Herbert will embark on a trade mission to the Mediterranean state on Saturday, leading a group of Utah business owners and others interested in trade with Israel.

"It will foster opportunities that will be mutually beneficial to the economies of both Utah and Israel," Herbert said Wednesday. "We have a lot of commonality in our culture, in our values, in our work ethic, in the things we've found to be of benefit to us as a state and a community."

The Utah Legislature passed a resolution during the recent session, honoring Israeli ties to the Beehive State and encouraging the upcoming trade mission.

Herbert said the bill is further evidence that Utah "is a friend of Israel."

Israeli Consul General David Siegel has visited Utah twice, including this week with his family. He invited Herbert and others to come to his home state of Israel, which he said is "really the start-up capital of the world."


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