|M.Sc Student||Pinchak Arza|
|Subject||Business Seruices in Development Towns An Example|
|Department||Department of Architecture and Town Planning||Supervisor||Professor Daniel Czamanski|
Most of the development towns encounter economic problems which hamper their development and population growth. The industrial policies, adopted by the government are aimed at improving the situation on the assumption that by industrialization, it is Possible to alleviate these economic problems in the development towns and to change these towns into attractive growth centers for industry and population. The policies adopted in Israel mainly based on the Law for Encouragement of Capital Investments 1959 achieved these aims only partly.
This research deals with the introduction of business services in the development towns, as a possible solution to their current problems. In the research, an investigation was made into the willingness of people employed in various business services, to react to economic incentives and to move to development towns.
An analysis of the data collected in this research show, that the use of incentives is an important factor with firms that are willing in principle to move to development towns. The research’s findings emphasize the need for involvement of economic and political institutions in the growth and development of these towns.