Address: Menachem Begin Square, P.O.B. 15, Be'er-Sheva 84100
CPA City Treasurer
During the Period of Abraham the Patriarch
Line of Business:
e’er-Sheva – Israel’s “Opportunity Capital”. Be’er-Sheva is home to some 205,000 residents. This prosperous university town has commercial and industrial centers serving the 600,000 citizens of the entire region. With a rich history spanning over 3,700 years, Be’er-Sheva developed in the 19th century under the Ottoman Turks, continuing in the first half of the 20th century under the British. Be’er-Sheva and the Negev constitute 60% of Israel’s landmass and available land reserves. The welcome initiative of the Government of Israel to transfer elite units of the Israel Defense Forces south, along with re-ordering national priorities, place Be’er-Sheva at the heart of national industry and development. For city residents and others, it creates a broad range of opportunities in real estate, higher education, entrepreneurship, tourism and more.
Opportunities to Live in a Sustainable Metropolis
In recent years the City of Be’er-Sheva has been undergoing massive development, promoting large-scale projects, totaling approximately 3 billion NIS, aimed at improving the quality of life for city residents, while maintaining environmental values. In 2013, the city won “The Green Municipal Authority” prize, and in 2011, the award of ‘Domus’ design magazine for the unique fountains it has erected. Plans are taking shape and becoming reality; ground-breaking visions are becoming tangible, expressed in unprecedented investments and in enterprises in a broad variety of the areas of one’s life, creating opportunities in education at all levels, employment, technology, science, culture, sports and the environment.
Development and restructuring of Rager Boulevard - the northern entrance to the city combining housing units, public facilities and commercial and office buildings.
A Sports Complex - with a 16,000-seat stadium, a Hall of Sports and five practice pitches.
The Be’er-Sheva River Park - this 5-mile expanse includes an amphitheater, artificial lake, sports facilities, promenades, a conference center and more, and will enable city and area residents to enjoy quality recreation.
The Carasso Science Park - One of the largest science museums in the country (underwritten by the Rashi Foundation with the Municipality) will be opening as part of the Old City renovation project.
The Old City Renovation Program - The goal of this expansive program is to bring about fundamental change, transforming the Old City into a locus for tourism and commerce, serving as a cultural and recreational center attracting both younger and older populations, while retaining the city’s unique historic characteristics.
‘The Train Yard’ Engine 70414 Complex - The area around the Ottoman Turkish train station has undergone restoration and will serve as a leisure and recreation complex. In the ‘Train Yard’ will be gourmet restaurants, galleries, changing exhibits, and an iconic authentic restored steam engine.
The Patriarch Abraham’s Well Visitors’ Center - will serve as a tourism anchor for guests of the three monotheistic religions.
Opportunities For Recreational & Cultural Enrichment
Be’er-Sheva has established itself as a major cultural anchor. In 2011, the City won the National Prize for Culture, as Israel’s leading city in this area. The Center for the Performing Arts hosts performances by Israeli and international companies in all the performing arts, and houses the Be’er-Sheva City Theater, the Israel Sinfonietta Be’er-Sheva, and the Kamea Dance Co.
Opportunities For Quality Education & Higher Education
Be’er-Sheva is considered one of Israel’s ‘youngest’ cities, with over 100,000 residents under 34. In 2012, Be’er-Sheva was awarded the National Prize for Education recognizing its quality education system stressing excellence and boosting science and technology studies. Be’er-Sheva is also a leading university town, with 30,000 students at institutions of higher education including 20,000 at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel’s most sought after university), and 10,000 at the Shamoon College of Engineering, Kaye Academic Teachers’ College, the Open University, the Practical Engineering College and the Goodman Acting School.
Opportunities For Entrepreneurship, Scientific Research & Advanced Technologies
Today’s Be’er-Sheva is an attractive city both for entrepreneurs and investors, with industrial zones covering 1,750 acres. During the course of 2013, the 1st two buildings of the innovative Advanced Technologies Park under construction adjacent to the BGU campus, will be opened. Spanning 50 acres the high-tech park is a joint venture of the Gav-Yam Company, the university, the municipality and the American KUD company. It will be one of the most advanced parks in the country, facilitating integration of leading high-tech companies, including IDF’s Teleprocessing Division, into this unique location. The park will create a vast array of job opportunities for thousands of the city’s university and college graduates each year.
Many high-tech companies, including EMC, Deutsche Telekom, Ness, Elbit and the JVP Group, have already moved offices to Be’er-Sheva.