Rust Belt

The Rust Belt is the informal description for a postindustrial region straddling the Northeastern and the East North Central States, referring to economic decline, population loss and urban decay due to the shrinking of its once powerful industrial sector. The term gained popularity in the United States in the 1980s.The Rust Belt begins in central New York and traverses to the west through Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, and the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, ending in northern Illinois and eastern Wisconsin.
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  • Beats struggles to help LeBron put Akron on the map

    LeBron James said one of his central motivations for returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers was to provide an economic boost to his nearby hometown, Akron, Ohio. James has followed up on that promise by repeatedly mentioning Akron and even incorporating the city into a new Beats commercial he’s featured in.

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