What have we learnt?
A significant output for NICRE in 2022 has been our analysis of rural enterprise in regions of England from the findings of our first major rural business survey.
We have published three State of Rural Enterprise Reports from the responses of more than 4,000 rural businesses in the North East, South West and West Midlands.
These have been welcomed by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and key business and rural stakeholders.
We aim to inform policymaking by sharing knowledge. This evidence is strengthening calls for ongoing support for rural enterprise, better access to business advice, rurally-sensitive local economic development and the need to invest in infrastructure in rural areas.