Economy of Ludlow

McConnel Limited, who manufacture hedge cutting and verge mowing machinery, are based in Ludlow, occupying a 7 acre industrial site in the Temeside/Weeping Cross area of the town known as the Temeside Works. The company claims to be the innovator of the first tractor-mounted hedge cutting machine (which was produced in 1945) and is a leading producer of (reach flail mower) hedge and verge mowing power arm technology.

Ludlow has a small brewery, producing real ale, located in a former railway building off Corve Street/Station Drive.