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 worst places for job seekers, the workforce consulting firm found, included a cluster of Rust Belt cities, of which the least applicant-friendly city was Cleveland.
Homeowners stuggling to pay off mortgages bigger than their house's value were concentrated in Rust Belt cities, central Florida and Las Vegas.
Rising to the task of chronicling this epochal transformation is the University of Chicago public policy lecturer Chad Broughton, with his new book, Boom, Bust, Exodus: The Rust Belt, the Maquilas, and a Tale of Two Cities.
Haymaker--a rich orange that seems dirty, but upon a second glance, sparkles much like the charm of a rusty factory in one of America's Rust Belt cities.
Cooper's drive to tell a story of Rust Belt decay has clearly elicited dedication in his cast.
In the Rust belt, sleep deranges, rearranging our sister's darker rooms.
Brad's local market knowledge, experience and passion for providing great customer service will be a key for driving our growth in the Rust Belt.
A lot of the business is worldwide, but much of it is emanating from Rust Belt companies that hadn't bought parts or equipment in years but now suddenly want to improve their productivity because with natural gas as a cheap feedstock, they feel they can be truly competitive.
In this Apocalypse 2013 issue, reason highlights several disturbing trends at home and abroad: the government using your cellphone to track you without a warrant, municipalities going bankrupt, the deindustrialization of Rust Belt cities like Detroit, the marriage of church and state in Russia, and more.
in more than a decade, and the first ever in the nation's union-heavy Rust Belt.
The Rust Belt tier includes Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
Its downfall has already hit its Rust Belt hometown of Rochester, New York, with employment there falling to about 7,000 from more than 60,000 in Kodak's halcyon days.