Developing a Regional Economic Growth Strategy for the Arab sector in Israel – Sakhnin Valley

Portland is leading on the creation of a health and medtech centre of excellence in the regional economic cluster of the Sakhnin Valley in the north, to address the gaps and imbalances between Arab and Jewish communities, and engender workforce integration. The plan will see a new health and life sciences industrial park, creating vast job opportunities and high-quality employment in the area. The project incorporates a medtech innovation combinator in collaboration with MEDX and the Israeli Innovation Authority. The cluster tech plans include a life science and bio-design labs to serve all northern entrepreneurs, a call centre for nurse and pharmaceutical medical consulting, a child development centre and a women’s health centre.

Pillars in establishing an economic growth engine in the Sakhnin Valley