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La Fábrica de Tejidos Obregón de Barranquilla,1910-1957

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  • Adolfo Meisel Roca

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En este trabajo se estudia la historia de la F�brica de Textiles Obreg�n de Barranquilla, a lo largo de sus 47 a�os de vida (1910-1957). A comienzos del siglo XX, Barranquilla era la ciudad colombiana con mayor crecimiento demogr�fico y ten�a una econom�a muy din�mica. Era el principal puerto colombiano, la tercera ciudad del pa�s en poblaci�n y su ingreso per c�pita era uno de los m�s altos de Colombia. Ello permiti� que se empezara a desarrollar un sector industrial local, que vend�a sus productos por toda la Costa Caribe y el interior del pa�s. La empresa m�s representativa del �xito industrial barranquillero fue la F�brica de Tejidos Obreg�n que inici� operaciones en 1910. Hasta 1934 la empresa de los Obreg�n fue la textilera m�s grande del pa�s. Sin embargo, desde mediados de la d�cada de 1930 la F�brica de Tejidos Obreg�n entr� en un proceso de estancamiento relativo, lo cual tambi�n la hace paradigm�tica de la perdida de dinamismo de la industria barranquillera desde fines de la d�cada de 1930. Es decir, que el estudio en detalle de la evoluci�n de esta empresa es de gran importancia para la historia empresarial regional y para el an�lisis del desarrollo econ�mico coste�o en la primera mitad del siglo XX. Por lo tanto, tambi�n lo es para entender los or�genes del rezago econ�mico del Caribe colombiano durante ese sigl

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Paper provided by BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA - ECONOMÍA REGIONAL in its series CUADERNOS DE HISTORIA ECONÓMICA Y EMPRESARIAL with number 005188.

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