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Updated Feb 13, 2014 - 7:27 am

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will head to Israel to drum up business

PHOENIX -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will lead a trade mission to Israel later this year.

Brewer will be accompanied by Sonora, Mexico Gov. Guillermo Padres. They will meet with high-tech companies interested in expanding to Arizona and Mexico.

"It's a big deal and if it's successful it will bring jobs to both sides of the border. If Arizona is to remain competitive in the global economy, it is crucial that we continue to seek and support productive international partnerships," Brewer said.

The governor has been on previous trade missions to China, Europe, India and Taiwan.

A departure date hasn't been set.

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Favorite spots in Arizona: Pinetop-Lakeside, Alpine, Greer.

Have covered some of the biggest stories in Arizona including nine of the top 10 largest wildfires in state history. The Wallow Fire in 2011 became the largest fire in state history. Rodeo-Chediski Fire in June 2002, which is the second largest fire in Arizona. Covered the Yarnell Hill Tragedy in June 2013 that left 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots dead.

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