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Manchester Manufacturing & Industry

Including Domestic Services in Greater Manchester, Lancashire and the NorthWest Region

Manchester, Lancashire and the NorthWest Region boast a very rich and diverse range of industry and manufacturing and in many ways the region has long held a position as a leading workshop for the United Kingdom. Since its emergence as a first city of the Industrial Revolution, in the eighteenth century, and its pre-eminence in the manufacture and processing of textiles through its spinning and weaving of cotton in the nineteenth, it has ranked as a major industrial base for the country. It is ideally placed for the transhipment of raw materials inwards and finished products outwards by its complex patchwork of interconnected motorways, a major international airport with a World Freight Centre and its main line west coast railway terminating at 2 major rail stations. In earlier days the city had its revolutionary canals, including the very first, the Bridgewater Canal which brought coal into Manchester city centre, and later, the great Manchester Ship Canal, linking directly to Liverpool and to the oceans of the world. The manufacturing industries in Manchester, along with a national trend throughout Britain, saw a rapid decline in the 20th and early 21st centuries, mainly due to the emergence of more competitive far eastern producers. However, despite Manchester's old cotton industries having by now all but disappeared, the region has to a great extent reinvented itself, discovering new outlets for its enterprise, and still boasts many important and active areas of industry and manufacturing.

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