a town whose inhabitants are mainly dependent on one company for employment, housing, supplies, etc.
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How to use company town in a sentence
These typical environmental justice narratives are compounded when they take place in a company town.A North Carolina town struggles under the toxic shadow of the company that built it | Emily Cataneo/Undark | December 17, 2021 | Popular-Science
Sorkin’s versions of Washington, as seen in A Few Good Men, The American President and The West Wing, reduced this company town to a dichotomy of absolute good versus unquestioned evil, morality against depravity and truth against hypocrisy.Colin Powell and the Transformative Power of Owning Your Mistakes | Philip Elliott | October 18, 2021 | Time
The Bethlehem Steel works were once the largest in the world, an industrial sprawl on the Sparrows Point peninsula that employed some 30,000 people, several thousand of whom lived in an adjoining company town.Lessons From Bessemer: What Amazon’s Union Defeat Means for the American Labor Movement | by Alec MacGillis | April 13, 2021 | ProPublica
Text at the beginning of the film tells us that in 2011, faced with a declining demand for sheetrock, US Gypsum shut its plant in Empire, Nevada, which had been a company town for 88 years.
On Chicago’s Far South Side, the historic Pullman neighborhood was founded in the late 19th century as a company town for laborers who assembled luxury passenger railcars.These Cities Tried to Tackle Disinvestment. Here Are Lessons From What Happened. | by Haru Coryne and Tony Briscoe | December 30, 2020 | ProPublica
And unless you live in a company town, you can probably pick up a part-time job--and if you do, you can move to one.Sorry, Folks: One Way or the Other, You'll Never Be Able to Completely Count on Retirement | Megan McArdle | March 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
But Washington is no longer a one-dimensional, provincial company town.
Here are five indications that Obama has already changed the company town.
British Dictionary definitions for company town
US and Canadian a town built by a company for its employees
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