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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Falling to ruin
The plant is literally falling down around Chemical Processing, helped along by arsonists and scavengers. This building, located a few feet from Chemical Processing's back door, crumbled this summer.

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