Company town

A company town is a town or city in which much or all real estate, buildings (both residential and commercial), utilities, hospitals, small businesses such as grocery stores and gas stations, and other necessities or luxuries of life within its borders are owned by a single company.

The connection belongs to Human Activity connections.

Connected Sites

Engelsberg Ironworks: Angelsberg, Sweden
Fray Bentos: Barrio Anglo
Mining Sites of Wallonia: workers city Grand Hornu, Bois du Luc
Røros: Røros was a ‘company town’ and the copper works were responsible for work, transport, and food supplies, schools, and a few social services. (AB ev extension)


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