INDUSTRIAL AREAS (CRITERIA)
Located where the suppy and production costs are lowest.
Natural factors: Proximity to raw materials, energy sources. Attract industries because the availability of resources is guaranteed and transport costs lower
Commercial and transport infrastructures: Need to receive and transports raw materials and semifinished products to distribute finished products. Areas close to transport networks and large population centres are very good options because they are well- connected markets
Goverment Inventions: Reduce regional disparities or for strategic reasons. Industrialization zones have been created.
Business Preferences: Business owners choose the location after assesing the potential economic benefits. Also personal preferences (tradition, attraction)
Tradition of Craftsmanship. Availability of workforce need large workforces, others need highly skilled employees.
Industrial Landscapes: Different types of industrial areas:
Traditional Industrial Landscapes: