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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The plan
The plan
City officials are scrambling to bring other industries to town as the auto sector shrinks.

In the foreground, the footprint of the former Hudson's department store sits ready for another high-rise building.

The city's plans also include attracting high tech businesses along a 'tech corridor,' tapping into the growing renewable energy business, and making Detroit a trade hub by expanding rail and ocean links into the city.

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