Haifa: Business, law, insurances
Castra commercial center
Haifa law courts
Refineries, Fertilizer chemical plants and the new Intel quadcore
New immigrants relocate their companies in Haifa
and contribute to its dynamism
La robe bleue
Grand Canyion (Hadar)
Lev Hamifratz (Check post)
Castra et Canyion Haifa (next to Matam)
Kyrion (on the Akko road)
Merkaz Horev (Carmel)
Merkaz Panorama (Carmel)
the colorful markets
and of course all the little shops in Hadar, on
the Carmel, and at the
shmattes, hardware, cosmetics, toys....
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Industry and trade
Banks and finance
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From Globes 26 Mar 08, by Michal Margalit
Ashtrom plans new high-tech park in Haifa
Market sources estimate the investment in land at $70 million and
the cost of construction at $60 million. Ashtrom Properties Ltd.
(TASE:ASPR) and the Haifa Economic Corporation are planning
a new high-tech park at the Haifa Bay compound. The high-tech
park will be in the same format as Matam.
The new high-tech park is initially planned to cover between
20,000 square meters and 40,000 square meters. Haifa Mayor Yona
Yahav brokered the deal between Ashtrom and Haifa Economic
Corporation. The new high-tech park aims at creating jobs in the
Haifa and Krayot area and for northern residents in general.
Olim Hadachim from France have opened a new shop
for kids garments in Neve Sheanan Hanita 88- Elyo 26
AACI'S $70,000 Small Business Loan Program
AACI is pleased to be in partnership with the Koret
Foundation’s Israel Economic Development Fund (KIEDF)
and to have established a small business loan program for
AACI members. Loans can be for up to 5 years and for up to
NIS300,000. They can be used for either starting a new business or
expanding an existing one. The process begins with an applicant
turning to an AACI counselor to review basic eligibility, and make
the referral to KIEDF. KIEDF will provide business consulting
services including review, advice, guidance, and the preparation of a
business plan for the applicant. If it is decided to go forward with the
loan, the applicant will be introduced to a bank used by KIEDF.
Assuming the bank approves the loan, AACI and KIEDF funds are
used to provide bank guarantees and an interest rate subsidy for the
Haifa: Greatest business potential
By Ofer Petersburg
Published on 12.01.10 in Ynet Israel Business
The prestigious magazine Monocle has chosen Haifa as the leading city for
investment opportunities in 2011. As part of a worldwide project, the magazine
chose one state, one city, one region, one neighborhood and one street as attractive
Chile, Berlin and Istanbul were also on the list, but were surpassed by Haifa,
chosen as the city with the most promising business potential for 2011.
The December-January issue is an extended issue to mark the new year. The
magazine's chief editors invited recommendations from the magazine's reporters
and editors around the world, choosing the most promising and attractive
candidates according to the attention each location attracts, the potential it has,
and the steps being taken to fulfill that potential.
The magazine chose Haifa, one of the most important regions of the British
Empire up to the Second World War, and today Israel's third largest city.
Halting negative immigration?
According to the magazine, the city has been in decline for the last few decades.
Despite its amazing location on Mount Carmel, the last 15 years have seen the
population go down. Even the two institutions of higher education located within
its boundaries have been unable to reverse the trend, and young people continued
to go to Tel Aviv.
"But a massive head-to-toe regeneration is starting to have an impact – from
scaffolding and cranes around town, to renovated facades and new smart places to
eat," the magazine wrote.
"The municipality has spent more than $350 million on infrastructure and roads,
and the number of building permits has risen 83% in the last two years. According
to the municipality, 2009 was the first to show positive net immigration into the
"A crucial ingredient in the remaking of the city is the Carmel Tunnel, a $400
million project due to open at the end of 2010," the magazine notes. "The 6 km
tunnel connects the southwestern part of the city with its northeastern part,
cutting dramatically the amount of time needed to cross town."
Thanks to infrastructure
The light railway, due to start operating in 2011, and the cable-car which will
connect the bay area with the academic institutions by 2013, also helped in getting
Haifa to the number-one place on the magazine's list.
“The overall agenda of the city renewal plan is to reconnect the city with its
biggest asset, the sea,” the magazine quotes Haifa Mayor Yona Yahav, adding that
the port's waterfront, "which was used for warehouses and became a hotbed of
crime, is now rebuilt for residential and commercial purposes."
"Acknowledging Haifa as the 'city of the future' is a compliment but also obliges
us to act," said Yahav following the magazine's choice of Haifa. "We began
changing the business atmosphere about seven years ago. We changed trends and
made the city entrepreneur-friendly."
"We acted according to a clear plan," he adds. "We set ourselves targets, assisted
by enormous resources and the largest development budgets in Israel of over NIS
500 million ($137 million) per year. We launched a series of projects in a range of
fields, and we are now enjoying the results."
Plan for a NIS 600m Disney amusement park in Haifa, at the Check
Post to open in 2013,
New Lineo Cinemas (2006) Ltd., and the Walt Disney Company
investment arm Shamrock Holdings will invest in a 80 dunam site that
will include an amusement park, shops and cinemas
More than 3 trillion cubic feet of
natural gas have been discovered at
Tamar well off Haifa coast.