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Business in Congleton
Congleton Town has a strong business infrastructure and a resilient economy. The Town has the support of the local Chamber of Commerce, a fledgling enterprise centre and an associated learning centre.
Congleton has an estimated 900 VAT registered businesses and a considerable number of developing micro businesses. Whilst the traditional manufacturing areas of textile and engineering have been affected by globalisation, the town still has a significant manufacturing base, with employment in this section well above the national average. There is a shift to the finance and professional, tourism and retail sectors, but this will need to be managed if local labour is to be used in the higher value jobs. The town is a net exporter of labour.