The biggest new employer in Chattanooga since World War II began operations last fall, adding more than 3,000 full-time and temporary workers at new distribution centers in Chattanooga and nearby Charleston, Tenn.
Amazon, the world's biggest Internet retailer, built two 1 million-square-foot distribution centers in Southeast Tennessee and opened or announced plans for three others elsewhere in Tennessee.
In 2011, more than $143 million of other major new business investments were announced for the Chattanooga area and should be completed this year or next.
Life Care in Ooltewah: Retirement facility, $41 million.
ADM: Flour milling, $25 million.
CarMax: Auto dealership, $20 million.
Kalenborn International: Manufacturer of wear-resistant metal plates, $16 million.
Mann + Hummel USA: Manufacturer of air intake manifolds in Dunlap, Tenn., $15 million.
Craftworks Restaurants & Breweries: New company headquarters, $11 million.
Roadtec: Manufacturer of construction machinery, $9.2 million
Akzo Nobel: Manufacturer of specialty chemicals/coatings, $6.7 million.
Gestamp Corp.: Automotive supplier, $3 million
Eastside Utility District: Water utility, $3 million
Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services: Funeral home, $2 million.
LJT/Steel Warehouse: Steel processor, $2 million.
Art Creations: Artist materials and framing, $1.1 million.
TractManager: Contract management, $1 million.
Village Volkswagen: Automobile dealership expansion, $1 million.
ATN Holzel LP: Manufacturer of custom robotic gluing solutions, $500,000.
Steel Warehouse: Steel processor, no investment amount disclosed.
Areva: Engineering and project support, no investment amount disclosed.
Ragan Smith Associates: Engineering, landscape and surveying, no investment amount disclosed.
Source: Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce