The Government says its number one priority is getting the economy growing. Today (Tues) it turned to the countryside to help find the answer.
Farming minister Jim Paice was in Devon to announce the details of nearly three million pounds of grants, which he hopes will boost rural business.
Farming minister Jim Paice gives details of how some of the funding will be invested locally...
The rural economy in Devon and Somerset is to receive a boost of nearly three million pounds from the government. Farming minister Jim Paice will announce the investment in a visit to businesses in Devon later.
The government says it will create more than a thousand jobs and support 400 businesses.
The Rural Growth Network Funding aims to help rural areas overcome the barriers to economic growth, such as a shortage of business premises and poor broadband access. Devon and Somerset is one of five regions to benefit from the funding.