rural enterprise

‘Silver’ Entrepreneurs Drive Rural Enterprise Boom

Mature entrepreneurs and innovative local businesses are behind a predicted rise in rural enterprise, according to the Rural Enterprise Gateway (REG). “One reason is the grey economy, usually people who used to work in the city moving out and setting up businesses. You’ve got really good knowledge going out into those rural areas,” said REG manager Alex Kilcoyne. “There are also rural businesses already in existence looking to do new things. Their location and the remoteness is sometimes a disadvantage so they are always looking for new ways to be competitive and drive new ideas forward,” she added. REG’s comments followed recent survey by Morel Research that found that over half of the predicted ‘hotspots’ for creative business development w... »