Gov. Ted Kulongoski will lead a delegation this month on a trade mission to Israel.
Gov. Ted Kulongoski will lead a delegation of business leaders and government officials this month on a trade mission to Israel.
The 8-day trip will be one of Kulongoski’s last opportunities for economic initiatives while in office.
“I’ve always recognized that there was a connection between Israel and Oregon, an economic tie,” Kulongoski said in an interview Tuesday.
“They are as far ahead as any country in the world on renewable energy,” he said. “It’s a country we can partner with very easily on these things that we are trying to make part of our economic structure.”
Details of the itinerary are still being set, but the trip will include a visit to Intel’s state-of-the-art semiconductor factory in the southern city of Kiryat Gat. Intel brings employees to Oregon from that facility to train them on new manufacturing technology.
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