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rust belt

Fig. the industrial north of the United States. (Patterned on sun belt.) The economy in the rust belt is slowing down. The salt they put on the roads in the winter made my car all rusty. I guess that's why they call this area the rust belt.
See also: belt, rust

rust belt

n. the industrial north of the U.S. (Patterned on sun belt.) The salt they put on the roads in the winter made my car all rusty. I guess that’s why they call this area the rust belt.
See also: belt, rust
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Appendix: Quarterly means, all Rust Belt metropolitan areas, by employment growth Wages Metropolitan area Employment (1992 growth (1) dollars) Grand Rapids-Muskegon- Holland, MI, MSA 0.
Rising to the task of chronicling this epochal transformation is the University of Chicago public policy lecturer Chad Broughton, with his new book, Boom, Bust, Exodus: The Rust Belt, the Maquilas, and a Tale of Two Cities.
They are not looking for money where it is, I mean people with a lot of money," said Philippe Dubois, who came from the industrial rust belt of Liege.
They were taking part in a Mass mob -- the latest trend in Rust Belt Catholicism -- which is part heritage tour and part mixer (crudites in the fellowship hall followed the service).
Noting many political, societal and technological references, we realized that the 'flyover states' and the Rust Belt regions are becoming increasingly productive in our post-Recession era.
7% of the vote in a poll that was disrupted across swathes of the eastern rust belt.
Summary: A second team of European monitors was reported missing in restive eastern Ukraine Friday despite army claims it had regained control over much of the separatist rust belt.
On Saturday Avakov hit out at what he called a "display of aggression by Russia" as heavily armed separatist militants launched a series of attacks on police headquarters across the eastern rust belt.
In the Rust belt, sleep deranges, rearranging our sister's darker rooms.
That was also the period when newly rich captains of industry could scoop up bucket-loads of new European and American art: impressionist, expressionist, abstract, the lot -- and they lived mostly in what are now the Rust Belt cities.
Brad's local market knowledge, experience and passion for providing great customer service will be a key for driving our growth in the Rust Belt.
A lot of the business is worldwide, but much of it is emanating from Rust Belt companies that hadn't bought parts or equipment in years but now suddenly want to improve their productivity because with natural gas as a cheap feedstock, they feel they can be truly competitive.
In this Apocalypse 2013 issue, reason highlights several disturbing trends at home and abroad: the government using your cellphone to track you without a warrant, municipalities going bankrupt, the deindustrialization of Rust Belt cities like Detroit, the marriage of church and state in Russia, and more.
Cook grew up in Pittsburgh before graduating from the university in 1954, and was known for his quick wit, frequent historical references, and his affinity for college football played in the Upper Midwest and Rust Belt states.
On Election Day 2008, Ohio and the rest of the rust belt went for Obama.