a taste of rural identity

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a taste of rural identity

  1. 1. A Vital Rural Area- and a Smarter Chamber Stavanger Chamber of Commerce and Industry Jostein Soland
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>Economic development </li></ul><ul><li>Negative exposure </li></ul><ul><li>Downswing of services </li></ul>
  3. 3. Challenges <ul><li>Empowering SMEs </li></ul><ul><li>Branding the region </li></ul><ul><li>Optimizing services </li></ul><ul><li>Final goal: </li></ul><ul><li>A standard of social economical solutions (RPP) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Regional and rural? <ul><li>Cities and hinterland </li></ul>
  5. 5. Urbanization and the potential of rural vitalization <ul><li>Action - reaction </li></ul><ul><li>The core values </li></ul><ul><li>A regional chamber of commerce and industry </li></ul>
  6. 6. Two examples and a perspective <ul><li>Norway, Rogaland and Finnøy in the VRA-project </li></ul>
  7. 7. A vision of smarter cities <ul><li>Six core systems: </li></ul><ul><li>People </li></ul><ul><li>Business </li></ul><ul><li>Transport </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul>
  8. 8. Smarter rural areas <ul><li>The same kind of challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Living conditions as an attraction </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurial spirit </li></ul><ul><li>Where are the motivators? </li></ul><ul><li>A knowledge driven society </li></ul><ul><li>Where value creation starts </li></ul><ul><li>Started and is supposed to start </li></ul><ul><li>People and communcation </li></ul>
  9. 9. Values <ul><li>UN’s index on living conditions </li></ul><ul><li>GNP surplus </li></ul>
  10. 10. Action and reaction <ul><li>Back to nature - a la Jean-Jaques Rousseau? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Business and culture <ul><li>Setting up a smart regional chamber of commerce and </li></ul><ul><li>industry </li></ul>
  12. 12. The new urban district in Western Norway (coast road E39-160 km) <ul><li>Stavanger-Haugesund-Bergen </li></ul>Haugesund 2.980 Stavanger 1.300 Bergen Oslo
  13. 13. Empowering SMEs means empowering people
  14. 14. Video from the galla dinner in Hylen Hydro Power plant

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