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

    …. But “LeBron” and “Akron” were mentioned together in only 4,100 tweets. Granted, the other major metro areas have populations that are far higher than Akron’s and are home to far more tweet-able news stories than Akron. James and Beats’s attempt to bolster the Rust Belt city is noble. But in this case, James’ stature seems to be overshadowing…

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