Basic and Non-Basic Industries
Jobs and industries may also be categorized based upon whether
they generate money from outside the local economy OR
recycle money within the local economy.
These two categories are described as follows:
Basic Industries and Jobs: generate money from outside the
- Example: computer chip manufacturing worker
Non-Basic Industries and Jobs: recycles money within the
- Example: waiter at a restaurant
Identify the following as being basic or non-basic jobs.
1. An assembly line worker in the Honda factory plant in
2. A fire fighter in your community.
3. A wheat farmer in Saskatchewan.
4. The artist who illustrated your geography textbook.