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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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.
Are you sure you want to go back to the Rust Belt or the Snow Belt or the Bible Belt or the Borscht Belt?
The rust belt succeeded the dust bowl, and we are now reaching the point where the capital requirements for manufacturing are likewise dropping - until, perhaps, they will be no more than the 2 percent or so we need for farming.
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In Wilson's native Pittsburgh and similar Rust Belt enclaves, the growing gap between expectation and reality had by then become painfully obvious to many African-Americans.
Chains with extensive operations in the upper Midwest saw margin improvement, but prosperity didn't last long in rust belt states.
The CD's signature chilling sound developed from the heart of Detroit's own home-grown music engineers, Tom of the Audio Cafe as well as Jack Henry and Toni Hamera, that have sculpted recordings at established studios like the Gold and multi-Platinum donning Rust Belt Studios, best known for their work with Kid Rock, all the way to the Tempermill Studios, best known for their work with The Verve Pipe and ICP.
From his youth, Lovano can remember his father exposing him to such jazz masters as Sonny Stitt, Gene Ammons and Dizzy Gillespie as they toured the Rust Belt like emissaries of some exotic religion.
Iron work has long been perceived as a Rust Belt industry and IMPACT is using their recently developed Web site (www.
com/) was formed in 2005 and their dedicated fans have followed them from the rust belt of Cleveland to the home of the Kentucky Derby, Louisville, and back again.
The exaggerated picture of an obsolete rust belt industry is not borne out by the amount of state-of-the-art technological innovation being installed in U.