English version

boom town in Industry topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishboom townˈboom town noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 BTIa town or city that suddenly becomes very successful because there is a lot of new industry
Examples from the Corpus
boom townThe oil price hike in 1973 turned Nabru into a boom town.For Sharm el Sheikh is a boom town.This port, founded as late as 1 130, very quickly came to enjoy all the characteristics of a boom town.And really it was a boom town.As a kid it had always struck me that it was like some western boom town.