Volkswagen's Tennessee footprint supports about 16,400 jobs in the state through the automaker's Chattanooga assembly plant, supplier network and other impacts, a new study says.
Also, about $73.8 million in state and local taxes stemmed from the German automaker's presence in Tennessee in 2017, according to the Ernst & Young report commissioned by VW.
By the numbers
Volkswagen in Tennessee has driven about 16,408 jobs:› 12,127: Indirect and induced jobs› 3,809: Direct jobs› 472: VW and Audi dealership jobsSource: Ernst & Young report
In addition, VW's economic output, which typically measures the value of all sales of goods and services, in Tennessee was $8.56 billion that year, the report said.
The study doesn't include an $800 million expansion in Chattanooga VW revealed in January that is to add 1,000 more jobs. A new electric vehicle facility will make an SUV starting in 2022, VW officials have said.