Michigan losing cops and firefighters because of state budget cuts
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Read this Detroit News story about downtown Detroit and weep

I remember when downtown Detroit was pulsing with life and was a center of business in the state of Michigan and also the center for auto manufacturing in the world. 

Look at it today as outlined in a Detroit News article and the list of 48 vacant buildings in the downtown.

Can this be reversed? 

What would it take?

Any examples in this country where a downtown area has turned around?