Flint was GM, that was once ALL it was. With most of the factories gone, it was pretty desolate, but it is slowly turning around. We have several colleges, including a U of M campus which now has housing downtown, buildings have been revamped and business is moving back into downtown with some really nice loft apartments above, and we have a farmer's market and cultural center that, while not large, is quite neat. Point is, it takes people not giving up. Criticism that is constructive is necessary and good...simply trash talking is patently destructive.