Governor Brown and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to Meet in Mountain View Next Week


MOUNTAIN VIEW – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet next week in the heart of the Silicon Valley to sign a historic agreement that expands California’s partnership with Israel on economic development, research and trade.

When: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Reporters must check in before 7:30 a.m.
Where: Computer History Museum, Hahn Auditorium, 1401 North Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94043

**NOTE: This event is open to credentialed media only. Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to Danella Debel, Office of the Governor, at by Monday, March 3, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Media must check in before 7:30 a.m. the day of the event.

The agreement will boost economic, cultural and academic cooperation between California and Israel, with an emphasis on water conservation, alternative energy, cybersecurity, health and biotechnology, education and agricultural technology.

The agreement will also enable Israeli companies to access California’s Innovation Hubs (iHUB), an innovation network that includes 16 clusters of research parks, technology incubators, universities and federal laboratories, together with economic development organizations, business groups and venture capital funds.