5 - 3 Basic Economic Sectors • 1) Primary activities o...

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Change in the Manufacturing Core 2 distinct zones: o Southern Great Lakes Steel industry (metals, machines, etc.) o Eastern Harbors Some heavy industry but mostly light industries, making finished products from partly processed materials Ohio River Zone Steel industry o Economic opportunity, even manufacturing, is not locationally static Reasons Why Manufacturing May Relocate Costs of doing business o Resources o Labor o Marketing o Transport o Technology External priorities o National security o Politics Population relocation o Consumers o Workers Product preferences o Competition o Values
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Any one of these can be critical to a particular industry but all together affect larger pattern of manufacturing People move to where they think economic opportunity is
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Unformatted text preview: 3 Basic Economic Sectors • 1) Primary activities o Extractive activities (mining, lumbering, etc.) • 2) Secondary activities o Processing activities (manufacturing) • 3) Tertiary activities o Service activities (retail, insurance, banking) • Each sector has a different geography: o Primary sector work is done where resources are located o Secondary sector work is concentrated where markets, materials, and labor are accessible o Tertiary sector work is concentrated where $ and people are located o Jobs in North America are becoming less and less dependent on resource location o Former manufacturing cities are struggling to become non-manufacturing cities...
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This note was uploaded on 06/12/2011 for the course GEOG 260 taught by Professor Florin during the Spring '11 term at UNC.

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