This chapter includes the following articles.
Industry is widely regarded as a promising area for business growth that can provide additional private sector employment for citizens in the decades ahead. The sector is embarking on an agenda based on Industry 4.0, a more efficient and educated workforce, and investment and skills transfer from the private sector to support industrial clusters, expand mining operations and further leverage petrochemicals activity. The industrial sector is guided by the National Industrial Development and Logistics Programme. This chapter contains interviews with Bandar Alkhorayef, Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources; Ibrahim Almojel, CEO, Saudi Industrial Development Fund; and Khalid Al Salem, Director-General, Saudi Authority for Industrial Cities and Technology Zones.