Trading Partner Portal: Rawabi
Rawabi is located in an area which has been inhabited by many different peoples since at least the 15th century B.C. The population of the West Bank is almost 2.8 million as of 2018. In 2017, the economic outlook of the region was fragile, as unemployment has remained high, in search of a solution Palestinian-American entrepreneur created the city of Rawabi.
Rawabi is Palestine’s first master-planned city, an innovative approach to urban development, integrating best practices in planning, sustainability, and resource conservation. With state of the art infrastructure, Rawabi hopes to become an emerging tech hub for business, innovation and entrepreneurship. The city will initially comprise roughly 6,000 housing units spread across 22 neighborhoods, eventually becoming home to more than 25,000 residents. Subsequent construction phases will bring the city’s population to 40,000.
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VIDEO: Inside Rawabi: A New West Bank City Built By A Palestinian For Palestinians
CBS News, December 8, 2019
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A Palestinian-American billionaire built a $1.4 billion luxury city from scratch to be a ‘Marshall Plan’ for Palestine’s economy
Business Insider, October 20, 2019
CalChamber Vice President of International Affairs, Mrs. Susanne Stirling, took a day-trip to Rawabi in October of 2017. Read about the trip here.