Volkswagen Goes to Tennessee

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Alabama economic develop officials are understandably glum after news Volkswagen is driving past Alabama as a location for its new U.S. assembly plant. A site in Limestone County had been in the running. But the German automaker announced Tuesday Chattanooga, Tennessee, will get the $1 billion plant and the estimated 2,000 jobs that come with it. It’s a rare miss for the state which already has investment from foreign car manufacturers Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, Toyota and Honda. WBHM’s Andrew Yeager spoke with Neil Wade, the head of Alabama’s Development Office, to gauge his reaction to the announcement.


Andrew Yeager

Andrew Yeager