Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, left, speaks to U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, center, and Michael Horne, president/CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, while at the Hunter Museum of American Art on Tuesday. The meeting was Volkswagen's local announcement that they are investing $600 million to create 2,000 new jobs and expand the Chattanooga plant where they will be producing a new sport utility vehicle.
Photo by Dan Henry .
published Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
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A deal to grow Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant by 1,350 more jobs became richer as talks progressed between the state and the automaker, which made it clear that it’s eyeing much more U.S. sales than it has garnered to date.