Chicago’s United States spatial-strategic emphasis (component II)
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With Chicago as the articulator, eight other US cities feature as primary field cities, thus making up half of the cities with component scores above unity (Figure 6.4). With management consultancy being the archetypal American producer service, this geographical concentration is not surprising. However, there is a second, less predictable feature of this service field: its primary field cities are largely the less important cities within and without the United States. Thus New York and Los Angeles in the United States and London, Paris and Tokyo beyond are conspicuous by their absence as primary field cities. And, in addition, no Pacific Asian cities feature as primary field cities.