List of companies of Jordan

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Location of Jordan

Jordan is an Arab kingdom in Western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River. Jordan is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the east and south, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north, Israel, Palestine and the Dead Sea to the west and the Red Sea in its extreme south-west.[1] Jordan is strategically located at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe.[2] The capital, Amman, is Jordan's most populous city as well as the country's economic, political and cultural centre.[3]

Jordan is classified as a country of "high human development" with an "upper middle income" economy. The Jordanian economy, one of the smallest economies in the region, is attractive to foreign investors based upon a skilled workforce.[4] The country is a major tourist destination, and also attracts medical tourism due to its well developed health sector.[5] Nonetheless, a lack of natural resources, large flow of refugees and regional turmoil have crippled economic growth.[6]

Notable firms[edit]

This list includes notable companies with primary headquarters located in the country. The industry and sector follow the Industry Classification Benchmark taxonomy. Organizations which have ceased operations are included and noted as defunct.

     Active firms
     State-owned firms
     Defunct firms

Name Industry Sector Headquarters Founded Notes
ABS network Consumer services Media Amman 1993 Broadcasting
Al Khalidi Medical Center Health care Health care providers Amman 1978 Specialty hospital
Amman Stock Exchange Financials Financial services Amman 1999 Primary exchange
Aqaba Railway Corporation Industrials Industrial transportation Aqaba 1979 Railway
Arab Bank Financials Banks Amman 1930 Consumer and commercial bank
Arab Bridge Maritime Industrials Industrial transportation Aqaba 1985 Commercial transport
Arab Medical Center Health care Health care providers Amman 1994 Medical center
Bank of Jordan Financials Banks Amman 1960 Bank
Cairo Amman Bank Financials Banks Amman 1960 Bank
Central Bank of Jordan Financials Banks Amman 1964 State-owned central bank
Islamic International Arab Bank Financials Banks Amman 1998 Islamic bank
Jordan Ahli Bank Financials Banks Amman 1955 Bank
Jordan Insurance Company Financials Insurance Amman 1951 insurance
Jordan Kuwait Bank Financials Banks Amman 1976 Bank
Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company Oil & gas Oil & gas producers Zarqa 1956 Refinery
Jordan Phosphate Mines Basic materials Chemicals Amman 1953 phosphates, fertilizers, chemicals
Jordan Radio and Television Corporation (JRTV) Consumer services Media Amman 1985 State broadcaster
Jordan Steel Basic materials Basic resources Amman 1993 Steel
Jordan Telecom Group Telecommunications Fixed line telecommunications Amman 1997 Telecommunication services
King Hussein Cancer Center Health care Health care providers Amman 1997 Medical center
King Hussein International Airport Industrials Industrial transportation Aqaba 1972 Airport
Kurdi Group Financials Real estate Amman 1860 Real estate holding
Mecca Mall Consumer services Retail Amman 2003 Shopping mall
Queen Alia International Airport Industrials Industrial transportation Amman 1983 Airport
Royal Jordanian Consumer services Travel & leisure Amman 1963 Airline
Rubicon Group Holding Consumer services Media Amman 1994 Educational media
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization Financials Financial services Amman 1972 Financial services

References[edit]

  1. ^ McColl, R. W. (14 May 2014). Encyclopedia of World Geography. Infobase Publishing. p. 498. ISBN 9780816072293. Retrieved 15 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Teller, Matthew (2002). Jordan. Rough Guides. pp. 173, 408. ISBN 9781858287409. Retrieved 9 April 2016. 
  3. ^ Al-Asad, Mohammad (22 April 2004). "The Domination of Amman Urban Crossroads". CSBE. Retrieved 8 June 2016. 
  4. ^ El-Said, Hamed; Becker, Kip (11 January 2013). Management and International Business Issues in Jordan. Routledge. p. 88. ISBN 9781136396366. Retrieved 15 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Jordan second top Arab destination to German tourists". Petra. Jordan News. 11 March 2016. Retrieved 12 March 2016. 
  6. ^ "Jordan's Economy Surprises". Washington Institute. Washington Institute. 29 June 2015. Retrieved 9 April 2016.