Needs Analysis: Downtown East Jerusalem Businesses

The project aimed at engaging directly with the business community in Downtown East Jerusalem (DEJ) to locate reasons for and solutions to the economic decline experienced over the past years. This report presents the findings from a survey of 96 small business owners (SBOs) in DEJ. It identifies the key problems facing the SBOs and expresses the concerns of the businessmen themselves. Moreover, it includes the recommendations made in a series of town hall and representative meetings with leaders of the business community.