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the Rust Belt

A region of the northern United States characterized by a once-dominant industrial and manufacturing economy that has since declined. Unemployment rates are high across the country, but the Rust Belt continues to have the highest, as the manufacturing sector has been particularly slow to recover.
See also: belt, rust

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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Recall, for example, the Equality of Opportunity Project's findings that the largest long-term declines in upward mobility had occurred in the middle classes in the Rust Belt states--precisely where the Blue Wall collapsed.
Homeowners stuggling to pay off mortgages bigger than their house's value were concentrated in Rust Belt cities, central Florida and Las Vegas.
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.
* Haymaker--a rich orange that seems dirty, but upon a second glance, sparkles much like the charm of a rusty factory in one of America's Rust Belt cities.
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.
The Road Through the Rust Belt: From Preeminence to Decline to Prosperity
Lots of bad stuff happens to honest, hard-working Rust Belt folk in "Little Accidents;' a sensitive and well-meaning but rather ordinary melodrama that wouldn't have seemed out of place as a network movie-of-the-week circa 1985.
It's inspired by life in Braddock, a 'Rust Belt' town where the real life mayor's tattoos include the names of local murder victims.
Set in a depressed town in the Pennsylvania Rust Belt, it's the story of two siblings, Russell Baze (Christian Bale) and his kid brother Rodney (Casey Affleck).
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.'
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.
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 more than a decade, and the first ever in the nation's union-heavy Rust Belt. The law bans contracts that require employees to pay union dues.
The Rust Belt tier includes Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
Its downfall has already hit its Rust Belt hometown of Rochester, New York, with employment there falling to about 7,000 from more than 60,000 in Kodak's halcyon days.