the Rust Belt

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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The Rust Belt region of the United States, comprising mostly States in the Upper Midwest and Mid-Atlantic portions of the country, (4) gets its name from the large concentration of manufacturing activity located there.
Released when the Rust Belt and Reaganomics were devouring union wages and benefits, and farmworkers and those in the service industry had little or no protection from corporate greed, Norma Rae offers a reinvigorated vision of unions, a Mother Jones for the agricultural, service, and factory workers in the South and throughout the developing world.
We've left the Rust Belt; it's art that mothers us.
States in the Rust Belt, such as Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan, each have upwards of 25,000 jobs that rely on U.S.
The Rust Belt region of the US experienced industrial decline starting around 1980.
With a quick wit and offbeat humor, Professor Chopan takes his readers from the banks of the Euphrates to the bars and VFW halls of the Rust Belt, providing insight into the Iraq War and its enduring impact on those who volunteered to fight in it.
The Rust Belt went first, because assembly-line manufacturing is the easiest thing in the world to automate.
Martin stated that Marcellus Shale natural gas production has helped the state by employing hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians, and believes that Pennsylvania should follow more closely in the footsteps of states in the Rust Belt.
President Trump, whose political support base is the Rust Belt of the U.S.
Now Democrats are looking to reclaim the Rust Belt, a demographic that usually leans left but turned to Trump in the 2016 election after he vowed to give new life to factories and coal mines.
The report says that the tariffs plus retaliation would hurt every US state, including those in the Rust Belt, many of which voted for Trump in the 2016 presidential election.
While the Cavaliers have recently brought much-needed acclaim to Believeland, the city continues to face hardships found throughout the Rust Belt. FRONT International, the Cleveland-based triennial debuting this summer, seeks to directly confront the city's complex history and current realities through various initiatives, including the re-creation of a 1973 mural by Julian Stanczak, and Michael Rakowitz's citywide project responding to the fatal police shooting of twelve-year-old Tamir Rice in 2014.
"A region once defined by its place on the rust belt is now a hub of innovation, one that is rapidly becoming a national destination for start-ups and young, creative entrepreneurs with a vision for the future.
No official definitions exist for the Rust Belt, the industrial Midwest, or the industrial heartland, despite frequent use of these terms and abiding interest in the region.
Pittsburgh is a city in the Rust Belt, which suffered from economic decline due to deindustrialization.