All hubs and no spokes? Exploring the potential of hubs to sustain rural and regional development

Gary Bosworth*, Koen Salemink

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Abstract

In the arena of rural development, a number of initiatives have adopted the idea of a hub to deliver improved services, promote business development and support local communities. This editorial sets out the rationale for a Special Issue that seeks to understand the additional value that hubs can provide. In particular, we assess their overlapping social and economic goals and the implications for networks and strategies to create, develop and sustain successful hubs. Additionally, we explore opportunities for innovation and new collaborations among different types of hubs with different organisational models and conceptualise how best to develop the ‘spokes’ that are essential for connecting hubs to both their local communities and to wider stakeholders.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)543-550
Number of pages8
JournalLocal Economy
Volume36
Issue number7-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 May 2022

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