Traditional industries in Miaoli
City comprise of pottery and handicrafts. The Ceramic Technique
Promotion Center, National Taiwan Craft Research Institute
is situated in Sawi Liou Liang Lane, Sawi Yuan Li. The pottery
industry Miaoli City used to be booming with its ceramic and
pottery products selling well inside and outside Taiwan. However,
with the factory after factory moving out, the boom has become
Large-scale factories, such as Chang Chun Petrochemical
Co., Ltd. in 79-hectare Hsishan Industrial Park and Taiwan
Fertilizer Co. Ltd gain much help of rich resources of gasoline
and gas from neighboring Gongguan Rural Township and create
substantial job opportunities.
Traditional snacks shops as well as modern and traditional stores
cluster around Sanjiao Park, which becomes the center of attraction.
The main shopping district is located on both sides of Jhongjhen
Road, Rihsin Street and Guangfu Road. Around the vicinities of City
Hall and Railway Station, commercial activities are particular active.
City Hall, with a view to building a successful business district
and bringing in commercial prosperity, standardizes the advertisement
The current address of 35 Lane, Rihsin Street used to be called
Kengzaidi and regarded as “the First Street of Miaoli City” because
of its commercial exuberance, from which we can trace the histotical
development of Miaoli City.