Economic Base Analysis
looks @ basic and non-basic economic activities. Basic activities are those that can be exported, while non-basic activities are those that are locally oriented. The exporting industries make up the economic base of a region. identify economic base industries, a location-quotient is a ratio of an industry�s share of local employment divided by its share of the nation (or other level of government). A location quotient of less than one indicates that an area imports an industry�s products or services, while a location quotient of greater than one indicates the area is exporting.