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Tuesdays 16:00-16:30
Intelligent and entertaining conversation about business, money, technology and workplace issues.

Presented by Heather Payton, each programme picks up on trends and returns to stories that have moved out of the headlines.
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Tuesday 7 September 2004
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Surfing the net and surfing the waves!

Cornwall

In Shop Talk this week Heather Payton looks at Cornwall's big idea to reinvent itself as a Silicon Valley mark 2.

Cornwall may be beautiful but a lot of what it's touched over the past few centuries has turned to dust.

Tin mining, once such a money spinner, is no more. Agriculture is having a bumpy ride. Tourism is still a big employer and money earner but is so heavily dependent on fashion, and of course the weather. All of which means that wages stand at only four fifths of the UK average.

So, lots of bad news, but the great saviours could be our friends in Brussels.

Cornwall has what's known in the jargon as Objective One status, which means it qualifies for large amounts of financial aid because by EU standards, it's poor.

The plan is to use some of the money to make high quality broadband internet access available to every business here and to set up high-tec companies whose people could earn good money and communicate with the rest of the world with ease. Surfing the net and surfing the waves!

Heather Payton asks if technology could be the answer to Cornwall's problems.

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