A resource is anything that is used to create value. It is a basic concept in economics that is used to model the productive capacity and constraints of a nation, organization or individual. The following are common types of resources.
KnowledgeKnowledge such as know-how.
LaborThe productive capacity of people.
LandSpace for nature, living, commercial activity, agriculture and energy production.
Natural ResourcesAir, water, trees, minerals and other resources that come from the natural environment.
EnergyRenewable energy sources such as light and wind and non-renewable sources such as oil and natural gas.
TechnologySoftware, hardware, data, tools and capital equipment.
ServicesServices such as a government that provides a stable, safe and fair environment.
FinanceEconomic structures such as currency, markets and payments that allow economic activity to occur.
InfrastructureFoundational structures that act as a basis for economic activity such as bridges or electrical grids.
TransportationTransportation infrastructure, trains, ships, vehicles and aircraft.
ArchitectureCommercial, institutional and residential buildings and structures.
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