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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.
- Spring '11