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Location of Industries

Nature volume 139, pages 211213 (06 February 1937) | Download Citation



THE attention which, in the recent reports of the Commissioners for the Special Areas, has been directed to the attraction to, and the stimulation of, industry within those areas is only a particular example of the increasing interest wliich is being taken in the location of industry in Great Britain. The importance of rehabilitating the depressed areas of the country, whether those specially scheduled in the Special Areas Act or those other ‘black spots’ of the country such as the weaving and coal-mining areas of Lancashire, where unemployment is at least as great as in some of the Special Areas, and the signs of revival even less, is only one of many considerations bringing this matter to the front.

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