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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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This lack of focus on the rustbelt cities of Northeast Ohio and Southeast Michigan opens opportunities for further Corridor shifts, as will be discussed in the next section.
More needs to be done, but the region is hardly the downtrodden, stuck-in-the-past rustbelt place that was being portrayed by some in Congress and the national news media.
Ching Kwan Lee, Against the Law: Labor Protests in China's Rustbelt and Sunbelt, University of California Press, Berkeley, 2007.
This is a region that grew rich and dirty on its heavy industry--cotton, steel and above all coal, before becoming a rustbelt of abandoned factories and chronic unemployment.
Aging infrastructure, population growth and net migration are fueling demand for new and replacement construction especially in the Sunbelt and Rustbelt regions.
The irate investors from across Liaoning, a rustbelt province striving to attract investment, have demonstrated in Shenyang since Monday and sporadic clashes with police have broken out.
Indeed, the remarkably strong (50 percent) correlation between urban growth and initial skill levels among cities in the Northeast and Midwest suggests that skills are by far the best antidote for Rustbelt decline.
Toledo is a medium-sized Midwestern rustbelt city, with declining population in the central city and little to no growth in the metropolitan area.
People and Folks: Gangs, Crime and the Underclass in a Rustbelt City.
Regionally, the winners from these expansions are in Ontario, Canada: the Rustbelt states of Indiana and Illinois: the Southern U.
There are Burdened Optimists, Rustbelt Resilience, Asian Enterprise, Industrial Grit, Metro-Multiculture, Low Horizons and New Town Materialism.