The Transplant Region

Section 3: Jacobs’ Spectrum of Economic Regions


From: Cities Matter


Chapter 11 describes how transplant regions are brought to life by the transfer of work from a congested city to a lower-cost production area. The chapter explores their relationship with supply cities, the movement of natural resources,“company towns” and industrial monopolies, the risk factors and the example of Detroit’s automobile industry and Flint, Michigan.



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.