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.

The Fixers 
Detroit's dream factory
What do you do with an old car-body plant nobody wants? You turn it into a creative hive for upstart businesses that offers a spark of hope for Detroit's economy. More

Economy 
A Detroit billionaire's chokehold on the Canadian border
The most heavily trafficked U.S. border bridge is decaying -- but the fight over its future has become an international firestorm. More

Companies 
From Detroit, a fix for smog-belching motorcycles
A former Ford engineer teams up with an Italian auto parts supplier to clean up motorcycle emissions in Asia. More

Detroit's toughness is its treasureChristopher Ilitch explains why he thinks Detroit will be the biggest urban turnaround in U.S. history. Play
Going solo in the Motor City Dude driving Car
"That's what I need, help to start. I need someone to take me like a little baby and teach me." -JoAnne Wright
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