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20 more suppliers could build inside Chattanooga's industrial park

Some 300 acres that Volkswagen is freeing up at Enterprise South industrial park in Chattanooga for potential suppliers ultimately could add another 20 companies and 2,000 jobs, economic developers say.

A pair of South Korean auto suppliers are making big bets with new investments creating more than 1,000 jobs in East Tennessee and Northwest Georgia.

Beaulieu International Group, not to be confused with Beaulieu of America, will establish its U.S. headquarters in Cartersville, Ga. and create 350 new jobs over five years.

The world's largest carpet manufacturer is targeting Ringgold, Ga., as the new home for a $17 million carpet recycling facility and 70 new full-time jobs on the site of what was once a 650,000-square-foot rug distribution center.

Citing higher customer demand, Amazon is adding more than 100 full-time jobs at its Charleston, Tenn., distribution center.

Alstom's turbine operation in Chattanooga is reversing employee cutbacks, with plans to add about 60 more jobs through September at the plant.

In its biggest expansion since the company was spun off from Chattem Inc., nearly two decades ago, Chattem Chemicals will build a fifth building on its St. Elmo campus this summer to boost production of the active pharmaceutical ingredients it makes for both consumer and industrial markets.

Nathan Wright knows every address in downtown Chattanooga. Name a building, and odds are he’s been there — carrying a sandwich, chips and a drink. The 22-year-old is a Jimmy John’s delivery driver.

A company supporting the nuclear power industry is shifting into a new $4.85 million facility in Chattanooga and doubling its full-time work force in the city with the addition of 50 jobs, officials said Tuesday.

Former Hamilton County Mayor Claude Ramsey recalls flying into Arizona four years ago as part of a job recruiting trip to check out three Amazon distribution facilities in the Phoenix area.

Abdualaziz Alqahtani grew up in oil-rich Saudi Arabia. But after studying at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, the engineering student is eager to return to his native country to work on another form of energy.

Employers in metropolitan Chattanooga added 1,900 jobs last year, but at that pace it will still take another six years to recover all of the local jobs lost during the Great Recession.

CHARLESTON, Tenn. — Construction of Wacker’s $2 billion polysilicon production plant now has about 1,000 builders on site daily as the factory’s planned startup is a little more than a year away.

The Georgia Department of Labor has announced it will assist carpet maker Beaulieu America fill about 150 jobs in Dalton on April 17.

The relief in McMinn County Mayor John Gentry's voice on Thursday was almost palpable.

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