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Contact Information

Jim Laipply
Office of Business Assistance,
Manager, Business Development and Entrepreneurship
(614) 466-6581
James.Laipply@development .ohio.gov

Ohio-Israel Connection

The Ohio-Israel Connection matches Ohio companies with foreign companies to strengthen research, industrial, technological and commercial collaboration.

Why connect with an Ohio Company?

In Ohio we play to our strengths.  Our innovative tech companies operate in a business friendly environment that encourages the rapid development, manufacturing and commercialization of technology.

For Ohio companies looking to partner and grow, click here to sign up.

For companies looking to do business with an Ohio company, click here to search.

The Ohio Development Services Agency is partnering with MATIMOP in the Israeli Office of the Chief Scientist to make these connections. 

The Ohio Advantage

  • Easy access to markets - Ohio is within 600 miles of more than half the U.S. and Canadian populations and a day’s drive from more than 60 percent of North America’s manufacturing capacity
  • The JobsOhio Network and its six regional partners, with specific industry strengths and resources
  • U.S. and international manufacturing leader
  • 25 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Ohio
  • Efficient and internationally recognized infrastructure
  • World-class transportation system with port and shipping access
  • World-class academic and research institutions

Target Sector Areas for Partnering

  • Information and communications technologies
  • Safety and security equipment and services
  • Renewable energy technologies
  • Defense equipment
  • Medical technologies
  • Biotechnology products