Despite businesses and industries being eligible for favorable tax treatment and other subsidies, with the exception of Arad, most of the towns (particularly those in the south) have fared poorly in the economic sense, and often feature amongst the poorest Jewish Areas in Israel.
50 years on, Negev development towns consider their future. 'They should present themselves as suburbs rather than independent centers'
Aug 26, 2005; DANIELLA CHESLOW Jerusalem Post 08-26-2005 Headline: 50 years on, Negev development towns consider their future. 'They should...
Did the Israeli state engineer segregation? On the placement of Jewish immigrants in development towns in the 1950s *.
Sep 01, 2005; Introduction Israel, it can be argued, has outer cities rather than inner cities. Called development towns, (1) they are...