The West Midlands

M. Healey

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    Abstract

    This paper deals with the locational attributes and settlement structure for this region of the UK. With 27% of jobs in the sector this is the country's most manufacturing-dependent region and one that is very susceptible to fluctuations in the national economy. As manufacturers have shed in-house services the "externalisation effect' has produced much service sector growth, and there has also been an expansion of other service activities, particularly leisure. Foreign direct investment has been encouraged by the existence of the Single European Market and by government regional policy in the shape of Assisted Areas designation. Future prospects are discussed. -D.G.Price

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)163-166
    Number of pages4
    JournalGeography
    Volume80
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1995

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