Chairman David Elhayani of the Jordan Valley Regional Council told Arutz Sheva, Friday, that "The Jordan Valley is a success story today. We are planning more than 200 housing units that are already at the infrastructure and planning stages. There has not been construction like this in years." He said that most of the population for the new housing in seven communities is returning to where it grew up because of emotional ties and good quality of life, while about 10 percent come from elsewhere.
Elhayani cited the government for assisting growth in the area, calling it one of the best governments in terms of settling the area. He also said tourism in the region is growing.