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The Rust Belt

When people refer to the rust belt they are talking about an economic region of the United States concentrated in the formerly dominant industrial states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. By the 1980s, the Rust Belt became what the Dust Bowl had been to an earlier generation symbolic name for a devastating economic change.

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    Rust Belt States

    The Rust Belt is a region comprising parts of the northeast and midwest of the continental United States. This region was once the heartland of …

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