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Developing rural tourism: is it truly a regional diversification pathway to prosperity?

What do low carbon futures in regional rural economies look like?

How do we acculturate more entrepreneurship, innovation and business culture in regional economies?

Rural Economies short courses by webinar 2020 sign up now

June 1, 2020: New report published

Social and Economic Impacts of Digital Connection in Remote Communities: Central Western Queensland

Authors: Professor Jim Cavaye, Saleena Ham, and Michael Erdiaw-Kwasie (USQ)

Catch up with the webinar panel discussion on this important topic with Professor Jim Cavaye (UTas), Professor Hurriyet Babacan (JCU/RECoE), Saleena Ham (USQ) and moderator Trudi Bartlett RDA DD & SW on Thursday June 11 12-2pm


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New research: COVID-19 and regional Queensland impacts by Professor John Rolfe, CQUniversity/RECoE

Our core research question: 

“How best can innovation, integration, collaboration and a strategic multidisciplinary approach to industry, community and regional development deliver a thriving and internationally competitive rural economy?”

RECoE is a first-of-its-kind rural economic research collaboration comprised of four Queensland Universities: The University of Queensland, James Cook University, Central Queensland University & the University of Southern Queensland.

Established with the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries in 2018 for an initial 3 year period with combined funding of $3.6m, the centre divides its research portfolio into five themes: economic tools and analysis, regional innovation, value chain analysis, policy development; and translation & engagement.

Each of these themes have research projects based on topics and locations relevant to regional Queensland and have been designed to have impact beyond their case studies and regional locations.  



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