Supply operations in rural areas
Rural areas can regain their attractiveness through the possibilities that digitization offers. But why are these measures urgently needed? The impact on rural areas of increasing urbanization in conjunction with demographic change has been massive: public and private services as well as technical and social infrastructure are gradually disappearing because they are no longer worthwhile. Supply in rural areas is getting progressively worse: this concerns access both to everyday goods as well as to facilities for culture, sports or leisure and thus to an area that greatly increases quality of life. The consequences for rural areas are serious and much discussed: a shortage of skilled workers, low wages, increased commuting and a limited supply of care, training and qualification opportunities, which in turn leads young, well-educated people to emigrate – a downward spiral.