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The Location Of Industry

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  • 1. THE LOCATION OF INDUSTRY An overview of the factors which affect where industry sets up.
  • 2. The classification of industry
    • • PRIMARY – Usually deals raw materials, e.g. Fishing and Forestry.
    • SECONDARY – Industries that involve producing and manufacturing goods.
    • TERTIARY - Provides a service to the community.
    • QUATERNARY – The most high tech and recent of the industry classifications, usually involving research and development.
  • 3. Physical Factors
    • ACCESSIBILTIY
    • The site of a new factory needs to be easily accessible for the import and export of materials.
    • CLIMATE
    • The climate needs to attract workers to the area.
  • 4. Other Physical Factors Include
    • LAND
    • The site of an industry needs to have flat land and room to expand should the company become successful
    • POWER
    • No longer does industry have to set up near a power source as industries can now gain power from the national grid
  • 5. Socio-Economic Factors
    • CAPITAL
    • Companies cannot set up their industry without this. A very important factor
    • COMMUNICATION
    • Most have communication links to the city and the rest of the world
  • 6.
    • GOVERNMENT POLICY
    • Many companies are given incentives to set up in a new country
    • LABOUR SUPPLY
    • Many companies often set up in or around large cities due to the shear demand for labour
  • 7.
    • MARKETS
    • These markets are absolutely vital to industry today. No longer are they local but some world wide
  • 8. Thank you for listening

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