4.4 Location Decisions

4.4.1 Location and Relocation of a Business

Factors relevant to the location decision of manufacturing businesses and service businesses

Location has a huge impact on the success of businesses. 

You need to know the factors that will influence the location of both a manufacturing and service business, or the decision to locate internationally.

You also may need to recommend a location from a choice of two or three options, or decide which factor is most important in a location decision. 

Past Paper Question Example 
Paper 2 (b) Consider the advantages and disadvantages of the following three locations for new Bernie’s new cafe. Recommend the most suitable location. Justify your answer. [12]
- Airport
- Out of town shopping mall
- Town centre
- Recommendation

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