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 future?
Chemical Process may not be in the plant much longer -- Bruce Kafarski is thinking about merging his company with another local business that does similar work. If that happens, the company will move -- and its building will be deserted, like the rest of the 3.5-million-square foot complex.

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Last updated November 03 2009: 10:14 AM ET
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