Causes: Economic Development
Mission: The maryland/israel development center is a non-profit membership organization that promotes trade and investment between maryland and israeli companies. Midc provides educational programs about the economies of the state of maryland and israel.
Programs: The midc has an alliance with other organizations with the mission of helping create jobs in both maryland and israeli communities by promoting bi-lateral trade and investment. The midc has a membership program to provide maryland companies with access to israeli firms who wish to interact through economic, scientific and /or technological collaboration.
the midc organizes a series of events each year about israel's economy and high tech business development. The midc regularly attracts over 200 people to its annual showcase of maryland/israel trade. Its smaller business briefings often attract 50 or more people to learn about specific israeli businesses or technologies.
hanan sibel business leadership award ceremony & bi-annual dinner the midc named its business leadership award after midc founding chairman hanan sibel, a prominent business, civic and jewish community leader in maryland. This year's award recipient was abba david poliakoff.
the midc represents the u. S. -israel binational industrial research & development foundation in maryland. The foundation provides up to $1 million for joint r&d projects conducted by u. S. Israel company teams. The midc receives a success fee to put maryland-israel company projects together.