What is Industrial Inertia?

What is Industrial Inertia?

Industrial inertia refers to the inability of the industry to relocate even when the locational advantages change or no longer apply. Industrial inertia is caused by;




  • The need to benefit from the established infrastructure.
  • Availability of an established pool of labour.
  • The benefits of an already existing market.
  • The fear of the cost of building other industries elsewhere.

The major industrial centres would still attract other industries that use other industries’ finished products as raw materials.

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