Nursery and market gardening, largely under glass, brickmaking and saw-mills are the chief industries of Cheshunt.
Various industries are carried on, including brickmaking, tanning, brewing, and cart and wagon building.
Brewing and brickmaking are also extensively carried on, and there is a considerable agricultural trade.
It was by this latter route that the traders brought back to India the Brahmi alphabet, the art of brickmaking and the legend of the Flood.
Brewing, brickmaking and the manufacture of cement are also carried on, and there are several large powder mills in the vicinity.
The clay of the valley was used for brickmaking, and Solomon established brassfoundries there.