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AGGLOMERATION: The clustering of several similar or related activities at the same location. Many industries have firms that tend to agglomerate, that is, locate very close to one another, leading to geographic concentration. For example, the motion picture industry is concentrated in California, the fashion industry is concentrated in New York, and the petroleum industry is concentrated in Texas. Agglomeration can be caused by accessibility to a concentrated natural resource (such as petroleum or sunny weather), but if often feeds upon itself through agglomeration economies. Firms in the same industry often have lower production cost when the located near their competitors.

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SLOPE, PRODUCTION POSSIBILITIES CURVE: The numerical value of the slope of the production possibilities curve is the opportunity cost of producing the good measured on the horizontal axis.

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FREE RESOURCE

A resource that can be used to produce consumer-satisfying goods and services without imposing an opportunity cost on society by preventing the production or consumption of other consumer-satisfying goods or services. Production using free resources often results in free goods.

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