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.

Detroit Archive
4 lessons: What we learned in Detroit Oct 27
In a region hard hit by the Great Recession, people are taking risks to build a brighter future. Here are four families' big chances. More

Oct 20If you can remake yourself in Detroit, you can do it anywhere. How five auto industry veterans reinvented their careers in the toughest place for second acts. More
Oct 30Detroit's derelict Packard Plant is the country's largest abandoned industrial site. One last small company still calls the complex home. More
Oct 6To keep their neighborhoods alive, Detroit's churches are buying and revitalizing local properties. Here's a look at 7 projects undertaken by one ministry, Greater Grace Temple. More
Jul 22Detroit faces huge challenges but locals here say that they'll soldier on. From community gardens to tech start-ups, here's some of what's keeping the city going. More
Aug 21With job prospects bleak, many people in Detroit are deciding to start their own business. More
Feb 13The Big Three's cash crisis is being felt far afield, in Detroit's restaurants, retailers and service businesses. More


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For the Reids, the city of Detroit remains a good place to raise a family, despite being one of the cities hardest hit by the recession.
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