THE FUTURE OF RURAL ENTERPRISE
If we look beyond the wrappers of agriculture and tourism, the rural economy is as eclectic and exciting as its urban counterpart.
According to the Centre for Rural Economy, while farming defines the rural landscape, the rural economy in the UK is home to about half-a-million small and micro businesses, mostly unrelated to agriculture, and which provide some 70% of employment.
And that diversity needs to be highlighted and strengthened to ensure that the rural economy will be sustainable and resilient in years to come.
Ward Goodman have commissioned DECISION magazine to research a report which will consider The Future of the Rural Economy, identifying the opportunities, the issues which have to be addressed, and will demonstrate the qualities and potential of businesses which have chosen to locate away from city or conurbation environments.