Economic Peripheries

Core-Periphery Patterns

The U.S. economy includes a core and periphery, or a core-periphery pattern, within itself. The core dominates and may include high profits and valued goods. The periphery, on the other hand, may have smaller markets and unprofitable product lines.

Where are Economic Peripheries located in the U.S?

Economic peripheries in the United States include the Southern Appalachia and lower Mississippi Valley. This is because both economies move at a slow pace as they fail to expand their service, and refuse new innovations, or a technology-based economy.


- Mr. Phillips. "Global Core and Periphery." Mr. Phillips' IB Geog. N.p., n.d.
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- Marsh, Meredith. Barron's AP Human Geography. 2010. Barron's Educational Ser.
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