Rural Businesses

‘Rural Businesses’ is the current sub-theme of ENRD thematic work on ‘Smart and Competitive Rural Areas’.

A Thematic Group (TG) will be working on this topic from September 2016 to July 2017. The focus of the TG is on how to promote competitive and economically resilient clusters of rural businesses, which build on rural assets and create jobs.

The 1st TG meeting identified key topics to be covered within the sub-theme:

  • New trends and ‘wild ideas’ for rural businesses;
  • Smart business support;
  • Digitisation, the use of ICT and access to broadband.


Find out more about the work of the Thematic Group in the following documents:


Thematic Group briefing documents