Development of Employment and Industrial Zones
Increasing the supply of employment is vital to the growth and resilience of Jerusalem. The JDA is working in accordance with a long-term plan to upgrade the existing employment areas and develop new, modern employment areas. The JDA is also promoting employment clusters in which Jerusalem offers a relative advantage.
Advanced Hi-Tech Industrial Zones
Jerusalem enjoys a broad range of parks for industry and advanced technology, including:
Har Hotzvim – Modern Industries
Har Hotzvim Industrial and Technological Park is one of the largest and most attractive sites of its kind in Israel, and is intended for modern industries and knowledge-rich and hi-tech companies. The park enjoys good access and modern infrastructures. Companies operating in the park include Teva, Intel, Mobileye, Omrix (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson), and NDS.
Malha – Knowledge-Rich Industries
The Technological Park at Malha, with an area of some 70,000 sq.m., is populated mainly by knowledge-rich and technology companies, as well as ancillary services for these industries.
Atarot – Conventional Industries
Atarot Industrial Zone, in the north of Jerusalem, is home to most of the conventional industries
in the city.
In recent years, following the upgrading of the physical industries in the park, there has been an unprecedented rise in demand for sites in the area. One of the main advantages of this park is the easy access to those coming from outside Jerusalem and from inside the city.
Givat Ram Hi-Tech Village
This compound, a joint initiative of the JDA and the Hebrew University, is one of the leading sites in Israel established alongside academic knowledge and research infrastructures. The village provides an initial home for technological start-ups.
Givat Shaul and Talpiot Industrial Zones
These industrial zones are among the longest-standing areas in the city, situated in two different parts. The zones are continuing to develop, offering a mixed blend of light industry, offices, services, and commerce.