Rust Belt

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Rust Belt

An area of the United States known for manufacturing and heavy industry. The area is broadly contiguous with the upper Midwest and parts of the mid-Atlantic. States generally considered part of the Rest Belt include Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana. In the early and mid-20th century, companies in the Rust Belt made cars, steel and other products. It has declined since the 1970s, though information technology and other sectors have started to take root.
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Webb specializes in engineering and manufacturing belt conveyor baggage handling systems and inline baggage screening systems that are used in North American airports.
The projects will stabilise the national grid and boost economic activities in the area, he said, Anyone who knows the area and the amount of activities that go on there would know that that entire belt, which could be regarded as the industrial and manufacturing belt for the South-East, when you add Aba and so on, would know that the infrastructure for electricity, power delivery, is overstretched.
Second Hundred firms in the upper Midwest's manufacturing belt performed well, especially firms based in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.
For the first time, The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai held the conference outside of Shanghai, in Suzhou, the heart of the Yangtze River Delta manufacturing belt.
The states that form the epicenter of the Appalachian manufacturing belt, particularly North and South Carolina, had long pursued policies that supported middle-skills payrolls through a growing manufacturing base.
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