light industry


: the production of small goods that will be sold to the people who use them rather than to another manufacturer
The clothing manufacturer was looking to relocate to a town that allows light industries.

Examples of light industry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The goal was to promote and retain the artists, architects, light industry and start-up companies bordering University Avenue into St. Anthony Park. Frederick Melo, Twin Cities, 12 Feb. 2024 The proposal calls for 1,697 homes, commercial sites, two elementary schools, three parks, an equestrian center, and an area zoned for light industry, as well as measures to protect the oak tree. Louis Sahagún, Los Angeles Times, 6 Nov. 2023 Like so many products of the war effort — the jeep, for example — it has been adapted for civilian use, mostly for storage and light industry. Mark Lamster, Dallas News, 26 July 2023 Under the current zoning of light industry, commission member Sally Warden said strip clubs and junkyards could in theory open in the area. Scott Turner |, al, 31 Mar. 2023 The new city was South of Market, light industry, warehouses. Carl Nolte, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Mar. 2023

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“Light industry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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