way to get Midwest business owners to export their goods overseas.
president of the Israeli Chambers of Commerce came to the Quad Cities to help
make it happen.
is the president of the chamber and he says Israel is exporting twice as much
to the US then they're importing.
American companies are doing business with Israel, but it's not enough because
the ratio is showing right away this imbalance," says Uriel Lynn, President,
Federation of the Israeli Chambers of Commerce.
providing an incentive for small and medium size businesses. The Israeli
chamber is making it simple for quad city businesses to connect with Israeli
businesses already want to take advantage of this.
always looking to grow our business and I believe that Israel is a very, very
viable market for a lot of our products so by coming here and realizing that
there is that large of an imbalance and that there is a support system set up
through the Israeli chamber why would we not go there," says Mark Lousberg,
Director of Sales, Sandstrom Products Company.
is the director of sales for an industrial coding manufacturer.
says his company can't afford to hire someone to fly to all the places they
you are a small company having someone helping you along, it makes it a lot
easier," says Lousberg.
chamber has a website where companies can offer their product, and then
distributors and importers can see if they want to buy it.
makes it a win-win for businesses in the quad cities and Israeli companies.
realized it was a chance to maybe export more to learn a little bit more about
their market, develop a collaborative relationship with somebody, strategic
opportunities," says Lousberg.
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