11 June 1998
Agricultural reliance a problem
for rural Wales

OVER-RELIANCE on a small number of employers and low-growth sectors such as agriculture has created a vulnerable economy in rural Wales, reports the Financial Times.

Agriculture accounts for almost one in four jobs in rural Wales. But young adults are still being driven away by poor opportunities and declining rural services, despite the Governments Rural White Paper for Wales two years ago.

The paper set in motion a number of initiatives to spread investment in the east further across the country and generate more indigenous growth.

  • Financial Times 11/06/98 page IV (Reporting Britain)