Commissioned by The Countryside Agency
This research provides information that will contribute to the strategy of the Countryside Agency and other government bodies and departments, to encourage and develop successful rural economies and communities. Specifically, it will inform government and other bodies as to the contribution and impact of businesses located in rural areas, as well as providing specific insights into the mechanisms and linkages of business with local economies and communities in the Southwest region. The research is based on the results of a telephone survey of 84 medium- and large size companies based in rural locations in the South West of England, plus 25 in-depth, face to face interviews with senior managers of a selection of these companies.
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