Israel’s government has given another boost to the Beer Sheva cyber park earlier this week, when it decided to approve the benefits plan for cyber companies who decide to open up offices in the park. The initiative was led by the national Cyber Bureau, headed by Dr. Evyatar Matanya.
The initiative’s plan is to have 3,000 people employed in the field of cyber in the park – half of the entire field’s work force in the country today. The government will give the companies tax benefits for every employer they’ll hire, in order to cut down on employment costs.
“The park will combine economic and defensive strength, through a special ecosystem of industry, academy and military, thus supplying Israel with an advantage in the field of cyber”, said a government statement.
Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that “Strengthening the cyber park in Beer Sheva is highly important, since it holds capabilities that are meant to keep Israel’s cyber abilities at a global level, thus being another focal point of innovation for Israel. This can give Israel an advantage in one of the hottest economic arenas in the world.”