depressed area

depressed area

an area of a country suffering from industrial decline, resulting in an UNEMPLOYMENT rate that is significantly higher, and a level of INCOME PER HEAD that is significantly lower, than the national average. This situation can be tackled by REGIONAL POLICIES aimed at encouraging new firms and industries to locate in the area by offering them financial and other assistance. See ASSISTED AREA.
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But if, as I believe, his loss of memory and other faculties is due merely to the pressure on the brain centers of certain depressed areas of bone, then he can be cured.
A riverboat located in the South Suburbs, an economically depressed area better meeting the criteria established by the Illinois legislature, can not generate as much revenue as a casino located in the more affluent suburbs.
British paper Daily Mail said the singer visited Baseco Compound, a depressed area in Manila.
What I did see was a blighted, depressed area which reminded me of the city of Compton.
Gleghorn said: "Our dressing room was a depressed area after the game.
SUPERMARKET giant Tesco plans to capitalise on the critical need for grocery stores in South Los Angeles by opening a Fresh & Easy Neighbourhood Market in the economically depressed area.
Each medical mission must be conducted for at least eight hours for each depressed area or far-flung barangay," Olivarez explained.
Those that start with the disadvantage of living in an economically depressed area have nowhere to run.
8 billion plan to build three gaming casinos in its warehouse district - a depressed area.
BACOLOD CITY -- Fire gutted at least 100 houses in a depressed area in Bacolod City shortly past noon Wednesday, a fire official said.
Every year, he sends several thousand dollars to relatives or churches in the depressed area.
The new plants will add approximately 25 new jobs per plant, which will provide a much-needed boost to the economically depressed area of New Lexington, Ohio and other locations in the region of the United States called "Appalachia".