Location of industries is influenced very much by the availability of raw material, market, power, skilled labour, facilities of transportation, etc.
Heavy industries tend to locate near the sources of raw materials
Availability of electricity, especially hydro-electricity favours the location of aluminium industry since it is a cheap power.
Skilled labours are required in the industries of diamond cutting, ornaments, watch making, etc.
Good transportation facility has been the chief localising factor in the industries of Great Lakes region of America.
Light industries which do not require any locational advantage and can be established irrespective of sources of raw material, etc., are called Foot-loose industries, such as Electronic industry, Hosiery industry, etc.
This industry requires huge investment of capital and skilled labour, there-fore the industry is concentrated in the developed countries.