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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A family of autoworkers
Kenneth Rupert, 19, a machinist-in-training at Focus: HOPE, comes from a family of Detroit auto workers and would like to stay in the city, but he thinks he may have to leave to find a job.

"It's looking like most of the jobs are down South," Rupert said.

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Last updated April 22 2010: 7:47 AM ET
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