Corzine to visit Israel on trade mission

July 14, 2008 3:42:55 PM PDT
Gov. Jon Corzine is preparing to travel to Israel. It will be his first official visit there since he took office more than two years ago.

The governor plans to focus on business opportunities in stem cell research, alternative energy, green technologies and other high-tech fields.

Israel was New Jersey's ninth largest trading partner last year, up from 22nd in 2006.

Corzine is scheduled to leave on July 19 and will visit Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and other cities.