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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Despite the plant's hazards, it's been Chemical Processing's home since 1958. The company's machines, which coat small metal parts for cars, are the last ones still operating in the industrial campus.

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