They also pointed out how the airport in Chennai was permitted to play with the integrity of the river Adyar channel, something which would have not been permitted had the RRZ
been in place.
Advantage West Midlands partnership manager Matt Smith said: "The RE:think Energy grant scheme continues to stimulate demand and investment in green technology, in turn delivering new business opportunities in the RRZ
The draft of RRZ
, reportedly in works since the UPA era, is still waiting to see the light of the day.
The event, entitled Catalyst for Recovery, included addresses from senior figures from the RRZ
, Advantage West Midlands (AWM), Business Link and the government's rural advocate Dr Stuart Burgess.
"I am also hugely impressed with the way the RRZ
has been given the authority and necessary funding to develop initiatives purely aimed at tackling rural issues and these are making a real difference to people's lives."
The Leominster centre is the first to be completed within the RRZ
project, which has been created to develop a strategic network of eight centres to support entrepreneurs and SMEs across Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
The informative website - www.ruralregenerationzone.co.uk - includes facts about anything you might need to know about the RRZ
's drive to deliver a programme of economic regeneration.
With this in mind I wanted to use this opportunity to showcase our Nexus scheme, a grants programme focusing on improving access to services and facilities for rural communities, and tapping into the very core of this RRZ
also includes funding a low-carbon communities programme focusing on carbon reduction in businesses in the Shropshire towns of Bishops Castle, Ellesmere, Oswestry and Cleobury Mortimer, and delivering the Nexus programme in partnership with Community First, the Rural Community Council for Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
Peter Pawsey, chairman of the RRZ
, said: "This is fantastic news for the area, as it will allow us to build on recent achievements and the growing desire for businesses to develop and grow across the sub-region."
"This will be made possible by Advantage West Midlands' continued commitment, with a total of pounds 36 million allocated for the RRZ
over the current three year period."
, which receives funding from Advantage West Midlands, also plans to base its team of five staff on the park.