Please discuss why different types of industries can be expected to locate in specific geographical contexts around the world by addressing one or more of the following questions: For example, why might iron and copper industries locate in different areas than automobile, beer-producing, or baking industries? Why has the distribution of steel and/or textile industries shifted geographically during the course of the last several decades? Where have these manufacturers moved from and why? Why have steel and/or textile firms moved to certain locales and why? And finally, what have been the most dramatic changes in global industries in the last several decades and why? Please discuss some of these changes in some detail.
Please discuss why different types of service activities can be expected to locate in specific geographical contexts around the world (or in the United States). How can various sort of geographical theories or models (central place theory, market area analysis, etc.) be used to select or predict the location of various types of services? Please discuss one or more of these issues in some detail.