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Old 09-29-2016, 04:33 PM
 
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Rank the states contained in the rust belt from most to least rust belt-ish.
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Old 09-29-2016, 05:01 PM
 
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Michigan and Ohio come to mind right away.
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Old 09-29-2016, 05:36 PM
 
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Michigan is likely tops; ranking them all is probably difficult, though, as Rustbelt cities stretch across many states
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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Probably Ohio or Michigan.

In Ohio you have much of Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Dayton, Toledo, Springfield, Youngstown, random small Applachian towns that depended on factories and Cincinnati to a lesser extent. Cleveland and Cincinnati are turning the corner and have been revitalizing nicely despite challenges. Youngstown is probably in the worst shape.
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:34 PM
 
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Rustbelt means a manufacturing based city where all the jobs left right? So they call it rust belt because there is nothing but rusty old dilapidated infrastructure left?

I've heard Bridgeport, CT and Spokane, Wa mentioned before.
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Old 09-30-2016, 03:47 PM
 
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Rustbelt means a manufacturing based city where all the jobs left right? So they call it rust belt because there is nothing but rusty old dilapidated infrastructure left?

I've heard Bridgeport, CT and Spokane, Wa mentioned before.
In principle yes but the term "Rustbelt" has really evolved to mean this in the context of a specific region of the country, namely the Great Lakes region over into parts of the western Northeast. The cities you mentioned may share some of the same characteristics but they are not part of the Rustbelt. In answer to the OP I would say Michigan and Ohio first, followed by western NY and western PA, and to a lesser degree Wisconsin and Illinois
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Old 09-30-2016, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I'd say Ohio. All of the cities like Cincy, Cleveland, Columbus have industrial histories, they are not as industrious as they used to be.

Michigan, while the southern half is part of the rust belt, the UP is a wilderness totally different whose economy mainly depends upon tourism nowadays.
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Old 09-30-2016, 08:09 PM
 
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Definitely Ohio.
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Old 10-01-2016, 01:42 PM
 
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How about?

1. Michigan, Ohio
2. Indiana, Wisconsin
3. Pennsylvania, Illinois
4. New York
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Old 10-01-2016, 05:56 PM
 
Location: IN
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Michigan- places like Royal Oak are on a definite upswing now, though.
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