Publication Date

1996

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Krmenec, Andrew J.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Geography

LCSH

High technology industries--Illinois--Chicago Metropolitan Area||Chicago Metropolitan Area (Ill.)--Economic conditions

Abstract

The changing geography of the United States manufacturing industry is of major importance to local and regional economies. This is definitely the case in the Midwest, which has suffered the brunt of industry decentralization over the last thirty years. Looking for ways to end economic decline caused by the losses in establishments and employment, many agencies turned toward high-technology industries. Comparative analysis indicates that the Chicago region has not been very competitive to other CMS As in terms of high-technology development. This might be due to the agglomeration effect of historical areas of "high-tech" such as exist in Los Angeles and Boston, or to the technological and structural changes occurring throughout the United States production economy. Analysis also shows that hightechnology manufacturing did decentralize away from the Cook County core between 1983 and 1991. Factors that might be involved in this decentralization include change in the highly skilled work force, and change in the level of business services found in suburban counties as opposed to the Chicago area?s core.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [67]-70)

Extent

iv, 70 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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