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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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