I grew up around Detroit, so I keep tabs on things back home. Recently I came across a Time article that begins like so.. Sounds exactly like Detroit, right? I know I was thinking what you are, until I looked at the date http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,873465,00.html I have ties to Detroit but I was forced to leave due to the economic situation. I think it's truly sad how far Detroit has declined in the last few years, will likely continue to decline. It seems like history has a way of repeating itself. I have to vwonder if there is salvation for this region in my lifetime.