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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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Through rigorous reporting and extensive interviews with workers, Boom, Bust, Exodus tells the stories of two distant but closely intertwined communities: the Rust Belt town of Galesburg, Illinois, and the fast-growing border city of Reynosa, Mexico.
The Rust Belt, he says, is either being reactivated or else being run into the ground.
Tumber traveled the Midwest and the Northeast to interview people in more than two dozen Rust Belt cities that are often portrayed in the media as has-beens: Syracuse, New York; Peoria, Illinois; and Janesville, Wisconsin, to name a few.
Rust Belt metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) listed from worst- to best-performing over the last one-year period (through 3/31/11)
The Russia one is great, loony fun; the Rust Belt one, with those wings and with him eating Lake Trout in Balmer with Snoop from The Wire, is incredible.
460 Rowland as more of a hunting load than daily carry ammo, but here in the Rust Belt, where it gets cold in the winter, criminals wear very heavy clothing that stops all but the most powerful rounds.
MICHIGAN: This Rust Belt state is among the hardest hit by the recession, and auto makers aren't the only businesses seeing the wisdom of consolidation.
Washington Post staff reporter Alec MacGillis writes about urban evangelist Richard Florida and his apparent change of heart about his advice that every fading Rust Belt town replace long-lost manufacturing jobs with art galleries and coffee shops.
It did better than many other rust belt cities during the economic downturn, with an unemployment rate lower than the national average and more stable housing prices.
As the recession's toll mounts in such Rust Belt cities as Pittsburgh and Cleveland, charities are turning to Washington for help to ease the pain for the growing number of people in need.
He now covers Michigan, mid- and upper Ohio, and Pittsburgh -all Rust Belt areas.
The housing markets from coast to coast are so depressed that even Buffalo, a classic Rust Belt city with virtually no new developments, ranked in the top five metro areas for median housing price increases (5.
The couple, who reside in Columbus, Ohio, scour for treasure from the bones of the Midwestern Rust Belt.
Ohio, like other states in the Rust Belt, is stinging from the loss of manufacturing jobs in the years since NAFTA took effect.
Written by history scholar Patricia Averill, Cameron: Family, Technology and Religion in a Rust Belt Town as Seen by Averills, Nasons, McCormicks, and Others Who Passed Through is the true story of a Michigan town that originated in the 1820's, enjoyed the leisurely procession of a traditional local history common to Midwestern towns up through the 1950's, then endured a catastrophic decline when its industrial economy soured.