At present, China's new urbanization construction is making rapid progress, and the construction of characteristic towns has become a hot spot. The promotion of characteristic towns in various places has brought many opportunities for new urbanization. In addition, it has greatly promoted the transformation and development of the characteristic resources. However, many new problems have been exposed during the transformation process. Taking construction of characteristic town Chengkou Town in Wudi County as an example, this paper discussed the development paths for building characteristic towns in light industrial towns, in the hope of finding a new direction and solution.