Ramat Hanegev Regional Council, the rural-desert “backyard” for the Beer Sheba metropolitan area, is concentrating efforts on promoting national, regional and local projects in its jurisdiction. Economic development includes infrastructure projects, e.g. power stations, roads, railways, commercial areas, tourism infrastructure and attractions. The council also promotes a variety of agricultural projects.
The council’s executive branch for promoting economic projects is the Ramat Hanegev Economic Development Company Ltd. The company’s CEO oversees all projects with the relevant government offices and public entities. The Economic Company also attracts entrepreneurs and companies from the business sector to leverage extension of the business circle and create new jobs.
The purview of the Economic Development Company is to: