The FROST BELT is a region of the
United States generally considered
to most of the northern
United States from the intermountain West , to
Great Lakes , and
New England . The region is known for
its cold, frost -producing winters and heavy snowfall .
For many years, the
Frost Belt was the center of American economic
activity and the most populous part of the United States. However, a
shift away from domestic manufacturing beginning in the 1970s dealt a
heavy blow to the region's economy. For most of the latter 20th
Frost Belt's population declined as Americans and people
seeing to retire relocated to the warm climates of the sun belt across
the southern United States. As the population of the sun belt area
increased, economic and investment opportunities followed as well, and
much of the frost belt was no longer the leading economic region of
the United States. Census results for the past several decades have
indicated a population shift from the
Frost Belt to the
Sun Belt .
* ^ Deering, Joseph A. (March 2004). "Janet Rothenberg Pack, Growth
and Convergence in Metropolitan America". _Journal of Sociology and
Social Welfare_. Retrieved 2011-02-28.
* ^ Dirk Johnson (1999-02-06). "In the
Frost Belt, a Place in the
The New York Times _. Retrieved 2009-02-08.
"Belt" regions of the
* Wheat Belt
Coordinates : 43°N 84°W / 43°N 84°W / 43; -84
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