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company town

A town or city that is built, maintained, dominated by, and/or wholly dependent on the influence and economic vitality of a single business, industry, or company. During the industrial boom in America following World War II, many company towns sprang up where major manufacturing outfits could support thousands of workers and their families.
See also: company, town
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The board agreed that Gareth and Mandy could best move forward through acquiring ICE Projects in Wales to service the Wrexham Centre and Boma Camp, with their new holding company Town Square Spaces, and through this amicable separation, be free to pursue their goals.
As in similar company towns, Bay de Noquet served as the principal landlord and business owner.
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Oysters, Macaroni and Beer: Thurber, Texas and the Company Store follows the evolution of a company store from 1894 to 1934, and the concurrent changes in a company town owned by the Texas and Pacific Coal Company.
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Story, sociologist and labor expert Ruth Milkman explains how Los Angeles, once known as a company town hostile to labor, became a hotbed of unionism, and how immigrant workers emerged as the unlikely leaders in the battle for workers' rights.