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The Supply Region

Section 3: Jacobs’ Spectrum of Economic Regions


From: Cities Matter


Chapter 10 explores supply regions also know as resource economies, which are areas that are endowed with highly demanded natural resources and exploited as such. This chapter discusses the inherent fragility of these economies, their lack of ability to adapt to change, ‘backward’ economies, and the example of the Cleveland Cliffs, Ohio.



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.