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As in many countries, there is a rush of people from the rural districts to the city centres. One of the reasons are the lack of jobs outside the expansion areas. In the case of Iceland most regions are in decline, except the areas around Akureyri and Reykjavík, the capital.
Building heavy industry provides many jobs in a single operation.
Additionally many supporting services and industries will be servicing the heavy industry, and the economy in the region gets a boost.