the Sunbelt


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

Examples of the Sunbelt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While summers may be excruciatingly hot, especially in the Sunbelt, the other seasons are warmer than ever. Mark Dent,, 3 May 2024 Kayley highlights the Sunbelt region, including cities like Austin, Miami, Phoenix, and Atlanta, as major hubs experiencing significant growth in coworking popularity. Dasha Shunina, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 When the pandemic hit, the once superstar city spiraled into a perpetual doom loop seemingly overnight as offices emptied, stores shuttered, and residents fled to the Sunbelt. Alena Botros, Fortune, 7 Feb. 2024 That’s apart from the fact that in many regions, especially the Sunbelt, there is an oversupply of these buildings. Alena Botros, Fortune, 30 Dec. 2023 From 2012 to December of 2019, just prior to the start of the COVID-19 crisis, the Sunbelt sprinted, well outpacing the Midwest. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 19 Oct. 2023 Atlanta has been one of the Sunbelt’s biggest boomtowns, where the population and job market are growing fast. Peter Grant, WSJ, 25 Sep. 2023 But on net, the region is losing people to the destination du jour: the Sunbelt. Warm-weather metros — Phoenix, Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin, to name a few — are absorbing tens of thousands of newcomers each year. Genevieve Redsten, Journal Sentinel, 8 Mar. 2023 After reviewing data from 2020, the most recent data on the condition available from the CDC, epidemiologists are concerned that the skin and neurological disease is becoming endemic, or native, to certain parts of Florida, possibly spreading across the Sunbelt. Gabrielle M. Etzel, Washington Examiner, 1 Aug. 2023

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“The Sunbelt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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