or Sun Belt
- the southern and southwestern region of the U.S.
Origin of Sunbelt
First recorded in 1950–55
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Examples from the Web for sunbelt
The final demographic coup for the Sunbelt lies in its attraction for families.
Since 2007 five of the seven fastest growing jobs markets among the twenty largest cities were in Sunbelt states.
It may come as a surprise to some, but the Sunbelt is also pulling ahead in high tech jobs.
If trends continue, the Sunbelt will keep growing as the coasts decline.
Indeed, of the ten fastest growing big metros areas in America in 2012, nine were in the Sunbelt.
He was old and leathery, the way that natives to the Sunbelt could be.Makers
- the southern states of the USA
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Word Origin and History for sunbelt
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