Enterprises provide jobs in rural areas
Financial support for businesses has been particularly effective in sparsely populated areas. A general economic downturn has reduced the demand for business subsidies. However, enterprises operating in rural areas appear to be less sensitive to changes in the economy than other companies. Within the scope of the Rural Development Programme, funding has been granted to more than 12,000 projects with enterprises investing in new technology or buildings, developing their operations or starting new forms of business.