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Business in the Economy II: Manufacturing in the West Midlands

Synopsis
The Black Country in the West Midlands was the cradle of Britain’s industrial revolution and for over 200 years it’s been famous as a centre of manufacturing. But now the factories are closing down and young people want to move away. Explores the Black Country economy through he experience of a factory worker who has lived there all her life. Shows the impact of the varying fortunes of primary, secondary and tertiary industries on the local economy. The steel works closed in 1979. Now the area’s next biggest employer, Goodyear, is on the brink of closure. Asks whether the service sector can replace the jobs lost in manufacturing. Local services also face problems, but is private investment the answer? Looks at the changing nature of the workforce and raises the problem of racism.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2002
Year of production
2002
Documentation
Support booklet availabe separately
Subjects
Economics
Keywords
business firms; economic issues; manufacturing industries; West Midlands

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS
Price
£120 + VAT + p&p
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
30 min
Year
2002

Production Company

Name

TV Choice Ltd

Distributor

Name

TV Choice Ltd

Email
tvchoiceuk@aol.com
Web
http://www.tvchoice.uk.com External site opens in new window
Phone
020 8464 7402
Fax
020 8464 7845
Address
PO Box 597
Bromley
Kent
BR2 0YB
Notes
Producer and distributor of over 100 educational videos and DVDs, most with support materials, designed for use in UK schools, colleges and universities. Wide coverage across the curriculum, but particularly strong in the areas of business/management, ICT, geography, DT/manufacturing, history, English/media studies, PSHE, and leisure/tourism.

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