It's a city in crisis but with potential for a big comeback. Despite an ailing auto industry and the highest jobless rate in the nation, Detroiters are determined to make their hometown thrive once again. For the next year, CNNMoney will focus on that challenge.

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Where the money is
Isaiah Brooks, 19, a machinist-in-training at Focus: HOPE said he will probably go to Texas to find a job, and might end up fixing cars instead of making them.

"You got to go where the money is," he said.

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