1. Introduction

  2. Assessment

  3. Vision

  4. Activities


Aleppo is Syria’s largest urban area with a population of 2.1 million; its economy is driven by textiles, pharmaceutics, agro-processing, tourism, and engineering. It is the country’s dominant manufacturing center, with a share of 50 percent or more of manufacturing employment and an even greater export share; it is a significant attraction to a growing tourism trade; and it is a located in a highly productive agricultural region, for which it supplies agricultural inputs and processes much of its agricultural output.

The starting point of our work on local economic development of Aleppo is forming a better understanding of the existing economic situation in the city.

This section presents our findings so far.