Mission partners and organizers
Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University
The John H. Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University is a resource for students, businesses, organizations and individuals interested in global trade. Named for the late U.S. senator from Rhode Island – a long-time advocate of international trade and the benefits of introducing new markets to our nation's businesses –the Center’s mission is to foster world trade through collaboration with the University’s academic programs, partnerships with state and federal entities, and outreach to the business community.
For over 35 years, the Chafee Center has provided comprehensive international trade services for businesses of all sizes and industries. Services and programs include global market research, corporate training, international trade events and strategic consulting.
Rhode Island Commerce Corporation
The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation works with public, private and nonprofit partners to create the conditions for businesses in all sectors to thrive and to improve the quality of life for our citizens by promoting the state’s long-term economic health and prosperity. We offer business assistance, access to funding and red tape reduction for companies of all sizes.
As a quasi-public agency, we are the official full-service, economic development organization for the state of Rhode Island.
We serve as a government and community resource to help businesses expand in, and relocate to, Rhode Island.
Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative (RIIC)
The Purpose of The Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative (RIIC) is the Promotion of Commerce, Academics and Science.
The collaborative is a not-for-profit organization that fosters and strengthens trade, business, academic exchange and research between Rhode Island and Israel to benefit the economy and community of each location. The Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative (RIIC) does so by building and strengthening the relationships between government organizations, businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, members of academia and the research community in Rhode Island and Israel.