Several mayors in the economically depressed Negev wrote the Ministry of Finance pleading for the creation of an FEPZ. And the IEDC provided numerous studies to address the arguments of opponents.
In the case of the Israeli FEPZ, not only did capital actively seek out a business-friendly environment, it actively worked to create one.
The time has come to change your economics textbooks." MK Gedalya Gal (Labor) added, "If it succeeds, if there is growth and new jobs, then we can consider widening the FEPZ to include the entire country."
The clamor to join an FEPZ will come from anyone who could benefit from deregulation, no taxes, and no customs.