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Regional and Rural Development Grant

(Contributing division: Regional Policy) Achieved

Effectiveness: Improved stakeholder understanding of socio-economic change in regional Australia

Cost: $0.2 million

Location: Regional, rural and remote Australia

Regional research programmes funded seven projects in 2002-03, with a total value of approximately $137 000. One of these projects, to collect and analyse data on regional business activity, supporting the Regional Business Development Analysis, has led to a better understanding of the needs of regional business and the environment in which regional business operates.