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The Hub/Entrepot City

Section 3: Jacobs’ Spectrum of Economic Regions


From: Cities Matter


Chapter 9 examines entrepot cities, which are cities that serve as warehouses to export product from a nearby supply region as it is waiting to be transported to other markets. It discusses topics such as their relationship to Hub cities, junction points for transportation, and the focus on exploring at a minimal transport cost.



Charles-Albert Ramsay

Charles-Albert Ramsay is a Montreal economist and teacher with an MA in Economics from the Université de Sherbrooke. As a journalist, he has reported on new business projects in cities throughout Canada and internationally. Specializing in innovation and urban economics, he has taught economics at Dawson College and Kiuna Institution in Quebec.