Business and Industry
HAMPTON: A CENTURY OF TOWN AND BEACH, 1888-1988
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Chapter 15 -- Part 9
Hampton has tried to develop a broader industrial and commercial base, both to generate more taxes and to provide primary and service jobs for its citizens, but despite noble efforts by many people, Hampton's primary transition has been from a farming town to a recreational and residential community.
In discussing the business and industry of Hampton in the past 100 years, the emphasis here is on the earlier years, for which there are fewer businesses to document. Many of these businesses had a great impact upon the relatively small town that Hampton was until the middle of this century.