IELTS Writing 12 Topics Sample #9/12 : Social 04

Because of traffic and housing problems in the cities, the government encourages business to move to the rural area.
Do you think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?

As many cities are experiencing traffic and housing problems, governments encourage businesses to relocate to rural areas relocating to the rural areas has both advantages and disadvantages.

The disadvantages for a business to be located in the city include the aforementioned heavier traffic and often the lack of available and reasonably-priced housing. Also, cost of living expenses is generally higher in the city than in rural areas. And business property is almost always more expensive in the cities. That being said, commerce in the city is usually more plentiful and the labor pool for potential employees is larger.

Among the disadvantages for a business that relocates to a rural areas, there is a big problem regarding what to do with the employees who are already living in the city. Some, if not many, of those employees may want to continue to work may eventrally force them to look for employment closer to their residence in the city, Although the labor pool in the rural areas is much smaller than that in the city,the rural workers are generally very loyal employees, maybe because they have fewer options of other businesses to work for.

All in all, there are enough advantages for a business to move from the city to the rural areas, but businesses must consider such a move very carefully, as they will probably find that not all of their city employees will follow them to the rural areas and that may impact the success of the business.

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