the Sunbelt


: the southern and southwestern states of the U.S.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web While Milwaukee and other Rustbelt cities decline, the Sunbelt booms. Genevieve Redsten, Journal Sentinel, 8 Mar. 2023 Residents across the Sunbelt are facing similar challenges, with no end in sight as drought persists. Jamie Gold, Forbes, 7 Mar. 2023

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“The Sunbelt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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