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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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Recent research on population and income dynamics in four Rust-Belt cities shows that neighborhoods with the lowest housing prices are the ones that experience the steepest declines in population, but that income falls more sharply in neighborhoods with middle-tier house prices.
Everyone is a contractor in this place where identities are hard to come by yet carefully protected in the rust-belt of the culture of late capitalism.
If a marginal rust-belt manufacturer were forced by law to provide expensive employee benefits it could not afford, and that coercion resulted in a corporate shutdown, that shutdown would certainly be worse for its employees than the alternative: a job with modest benefits.
Loans with a loan balance less than $100,000 and a LTV greater then 85% have made up a disproportionately large share of the losses to date, as have loans located in Rust-Belt states (IN, MI, OH, IL) and the state of Texas.
they said it couldn't be done Bringing together thousands of union employees and management in a single agreement that would save a vanishing rust-belt manufacturing plant seemed impossible.
Instead, throngs lining the boat railings observe rust-belt factories along the waterway, forming a forbidden jungle.
The worst of the 219 cities studied for kid friendliness is rust-belt Gary, Ind.
During the 1980s, prevailing management wisdom had written off Caterpillar as another arrogant rust-belt producer that might go the way of International Harvester, Allis-Chalmers, and Euclid.
Born in New York City and growing up in the rust-belt city of Bethlehem, PA, Dino knows the importance of hard work, locally-made products and American pride.