Global Industry

Newtown has been connected into patterns of global trading since the 1800s, bringing wealth and employment to the town but also exposing it to new forms of risk such as the impacts of factory closures due to global competition.

We consider the role of industry and manufacturing in the development of Newtown and investigate how businesses from the town are currently fairing in an increasingly global marketplace.

Global connections

Global connections

What We Did

The Global-Rural project has been looking at the trading connections of Newtown. We have conducted a survey of businesses on the various industrial estates in the town....

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Findings and Feedback

Findings and Feedback

Case Studies

Case Studies