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Rural economy’s potential has been underrated and underexploited say academics

In the past rural economies have been overlooked by policymakers when they could be boosting productivity and jobs significantly and helping to rebalance economic growth across Europe

Last modified: Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:41:08 BST

New industrial strategy looks to rural as well as urban growth

Rural businesses contribute significantly to UK economic prosperity but are often overlooked; more could be done to support their growth and to help them flourish.

Last modified: Tue, 13 Mar 2018 09:52:46 GMT

The 3rd edition of Newsletter series of the INNOGROW project

INNOGROW keeps readers informed of the progress and key outcomes on the adoption of innovation by rural economy SMEs.

Last modified: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:23:56 BST

Embedding rural into a UK Industrial Strategy

Newcastle University's Rural Enterprise UK initiative convened a workshop to inform and gain participants' views about the UK Industrial Strategy at the 15th Rural Entrepreneurship Conference.

Last modified: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:46:58 BST

Rural businesses are making profits but could do even better

New analysis of rural firms in the English regions shows rural businesses to be significantly more likely to be profitable than businesses in urban areas.

Last modified: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:26:38 BST

The 15th Rural Entrepreneurship conference

The Rural Entrepreneurship conference, 14th - 16th June 2017

Last modified: Tue, 04 Apr 2017 15:23:44 BST

What’s holding back rural business?

Rural Enterprise UK’s analysis of the UK Government’s Longitudinal Small Business Survey 2015...

Last modified: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:31:04 BST

Researchers urge a more holistic post-Brexit approach to the rural economy

Researchers from Newcastle University's Centre for Rural Economy have urged the UK Government to...

Last modified: Tue, 04 Apr 2017 15:22:54 BST

Researchers talk to local and national policymakers

Researchers from Rural Enterprise UK were invited to a high level meeting in February with Local Enterprise Partnerships and representatives from Defra to...

Last modified: Tue, 04 Apr 2017 15:22:32 BST