the foundations of a society:urban center, transport networks,communications,engery disrubution systems, farms, factories, mindes, and such facilities as schools, hospitals, postal services, and police and armed forces. A lot of it is paid for by taxes! A region in which manufacturing activities have clustered together. The major U.S. industrial region has historically been in the Great Lakes, which includes the states of Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, New York, and Pennsylvania. Industrial regions also exist in southeastern Brazil, central England, around Tokyo, Japan, and elsewhere.