the heavily industrial area of the northeastern U.S. containing the older industries and factories.
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How to use rust belt in a sentence
The rust belt veneer is a hard one to leave behind, but the city’s biggest cheerleaders are working hard to transform the image of Pittsburgh into one of robotics, AI, autonomy and other cutting-edge technologies.CMU’s president discusses how Pittsburgh is building — and retaining — high-tech startups | Brian Heater | July 2, 2021 | TechCrunch
Still, there is hope for the Republicans in the rust belt—if they can give the public a reason to vote for them.Cleveland, LeBron James, and the 2016 Republican Convention | Lloyd Green | July 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The rust belt city underwent its industrial boom during the Civil War when its steel mills helped produce weapons.
Perhaps more surprising is the high aspirational ranking of some old rust belt and Great Lakes cities.Hot U.S. Cities That Offer Both Jobs and Culture Are Mostly Southern and Modest Sized | Joel Kotkin, Wendell Cox | July 30, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
New York, Los Angeles, and Boston, along with several predictable rust-belt locals, ranked in the bottom 10.As the North Rests on Its Laurels, the South Is Rising Fast | Joel Kotkin | June 17, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Times had changed and the outcome in Michigan was re-told throughout the rust belt.How Affirmative Action Became an Upper-Middle Class Benefit | Lloyd Green | April 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for rust belt
an area where heavy industry is in decline, esp in the Midwest of the US
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Cultural definitions for Rustbelt
Urban areas in the Northeast and Middle West marked by the concentration of old, declining industries, such as steel and textiles.
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