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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Better prospects elsewhere
Frederick Dunbar, 23, who is training to be a manufacturing engineer at Focus: HOPE, said there are more job prospects in rebuilding parts for the military, rather than making cars.

"I'm looking at NASA, the Department of Defense, maybe civil engineering," said Dunbar. "Definitely, I feel more secure pursuing a government job. I'm compelled to go wherever my job takes me."

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