As of 2007:
Generating additional jobs
The Social Impact Assessment estimated that Qatalums development will generate approximately USD 200 million in expenditure on construction materials and services in the Qatari economy, which should later account for over 2,000 jobs in addition to the number of on-site construction workers during construction.
Stimulus to the Qatari economy
The planned development of Qatalum was welcomed locally. Its presence offers increased opportunities for commercial expansion. Besides a growth in service provision to offices and factories, the ongoing development is leading to a greater number of shops, restaurants, coffee houses, hotels, hostels, and tourism in general.