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.
British paper Daily Mail said the singer visited Baseco Compound, a depressed area in Manila.
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.
BACOLOD CITY -- Fire gutted at least 100 houses in a depressed area in Bacolod City shortly past noon Wednesday, a fire official said.