JR Uno Line connect it to Okayama. Before Great Seto Bridge was opened, there was train ferry between Uno Port in Tamano and Takamatsu on Shikoku and Tamano was the major entrance to Shikoku. Still today there are many ferry line between Uno port and Takamatsu, Shodoshima and NaoshimaIslands.
Its major industry was ship construction and metal fining. Other industry is fishing.