Originally published at Think.MTV.com

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In January, the Detroit News reported that Michigan lost 90,000 residents in 2007. This was three times the population loss in 2003, the first year economists identified Michigan’s one state recession.

The city of Detroit has been steadily losing residents for years. Native Detroiters who love the city feel compelled to move in search of better opportunity elsewhere.

This is the first in a series that explores why so many residents who love Detroit feel they must leave Detroit.

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