This chapter includes the following articles.
Bold strategies to use industry as an engine of economic change could see new gold mines, plastics factories and medical laboratories boost growth, prosperity and jobs. While raising the profile of private enterprise, the government is planning to inject capital into promising sectors, but it is also setting ambitious targets for itself and for industry. Though the launch of Vision 2030 coincided with a difficult year for many industries in the Kingdom, it has served to galvanise industrialists and government ministries as they work towards recovery and future growth. The shift towards privatization and the increasing focus on SMEs are both positive indicators of the government’s commitment to implement the much-needed structural changes outlined in the development plan.
This chapter contains an interview with Khalid Al Mudaifer, President and CEO, Ma’aden; Mohammed Al Badr, Managing Director, Saudi Chemical; and Khalid Al Amoudi, CEO, Saudi Red Bricks.