Be'er-Sheva is undergoing dramatic change and becoming a metropolis of quality, providing about one million inhabitants services in education and higher education, culture, employment, health, science and technology, commerce and industry, recreation and leisure.
The city is in the midst of a development boom; we have completed the construction of transformative projects valued at over three billion NIS (shekels), and we look to the future with new projects both in progress and in planning.
The high-tech park established attracts technology companies from around the world and Israel's national cyber headquarters has moved on-site as well. In a study by the renowned American university, Brandeis, Be'er-Sheva was chosen as the city of the future for high-tech industries in the world.
Our investment in human capital, which is our most valuable and important asset, is reflected in unique educational programs in the school system and in the institutions of higher education.
Sustainability and the environment are also a high priority, alongside the development of cultural, tourism and art anchors, and events, shows and festivals highlighting original-local creation.
We continue advancing the city's long-term strategic plan together with the Israeli government and other local and international partners, working to establish an additional, attractive alternative metropolis in the State of Israel.
We will continue to invest in benefitting our residents, whether in the older neighborhoods or those that are new, and creating an inviting public environment.
I believe that only those who dream achieve !
Realizing the vision of the greatest of the leaders of the 20th century, the late David Ben‑Gurion, is our greatest challenge.