From The Report: Saudi Arabia 2018
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As the second-largest city in Saudi Arabia, Jeddah plays a central role in the Kingdom’s non-oil economic growth, largely due to a combination of its roots in shipping and trade, and its importance as a transit point for millions of visitors travelling to the holy cities of Makkah and Medina each year. Major infrastructure projects in the city are set to underpin growth across various sectors in the coming years – including industry, tourism and logistics – while also positioning the broader region as a principle contributor in achieving the country’s longer-term goals under Saudi Vision 2030.

This chapter contains and interview with Mazen Batterjee, Vice-Chairman, Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry.