The Tel Aviv Metro Area is considered to be the economic heart of the state of Israel and is responsible for about 50% of the country's GDP*.
Tel Aviv-Yafo is the home of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, Israel's only public stock exchange and other major financial institutions. In 2015 Tel Aviv –Yafo was ranked no. 25 on the Global Financial Centers Index (GFCI).
With the highest number of small businesses compare to other main cities in Israel, the city of Tel Aviv-Yafo accommodates 400,000 employees every day, 38% of them are Tel Aviv-Yafo residents. Prominent sectors of Tel Aviv's economy are banking, finance and insurance, real estate, business service providers such as lawyers and accountants and High Tech.
But the true secret to the city's success is its unique DNA – a unique synthesis of informal business culture and startup hubs coupled with a young and vibrant environment.