Industrial clusters and cluster-based growth and industrial diversification (e.g. gains from industrial clusters concentration/agglomeration)

The Zambian government is currently investing in Multi-Facility Economic Zones, seen to be ‘engines of industrial growth’. The sustained growth of Zambia’s industrial sector is of high importance as the government tries to diversify the economy away from copper mining. As the country’s industrial policy and strategy is refined, research which evaluates gains from industrial concentrations (e.g. firms belonging to a Multi-Facility Economic Zones) and options for increasing economic diversification gains importance.