What is a Primary Job?
A primary job creates a product or service that is sold out of the immediate area. The selling of the product or service generates revenue, which is brought into the community and circulated among its residents. This "new money" being generated in the community raises the overall economic wealth of the entire area.
Primary jobs are considered valuable to communities because they generally pay higher wages and offer better benefits than non-primary jobs. In addition, they act as the driving force for the local economy by providing support for the existing service and retail establishments as well as encouraging the development of additional jobs.