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Volkswagen to produce New midsize SUV in Chattanooga Tennessee

 

Approximately 2,000 additional jobs to be created

VolkswagenWolfsburg, Germany – Within the framework of its Strategy 2018 plan, the Volkswagen Group is expanding its industrial footprint in the US. The Board of Directors of Volkswagen Group of America has decided to award the production of the new midsize SUV to the Chattanooga plant in Tennessee.

The Group will be investing a total of approximately US$900 million (€643 million) in the production of a newly developed, seven-passenger SUV, and creating 2,000 additional jobs in the US. About US$600 million (€432 million) will be invested in Tennessee.

New midsize SUV from Volkswagen to be produced in Chattanooga [Concept car shown]. (©Volkswagen of America, Inc.)

New midsize SUV from Volkswagen to be produced in Chattanooga [Concept car shown]. (©Volkswagen of America, Inc.)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces Volkswagen Group of America to expand Chattanooga Manufacturing Operations

 

Expansion to Produce New Midsize SUV Line
Automotive Manufacturer to Invest $600 Million, Create 2,000 New Jobs

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Volkswagen Group of America officials announced today the company will expand its sole U.S. manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Volkswagen will add an additional manufacturing line and create the National Research & Development and Planning Center of Volkswagen Group of America. Volkswagen’s total global investment for the expansion will be $900 million, with $600 million invested in Tennessee and 2,000 new jobs being created in Hamilton County.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces Volkswagen Group of America expansion.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces Volkswagen Group of America expansion.

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation adds Cashman Perkins of Hamilton County to TBI’S Top Ten Most Wanted List

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has a new addition to the state’s Top Ten Most Wanted list, Cashman Jamar Perkins of Chattanooga, TN.

Cashman Jamar Perkins is wanted by the Chattanooga Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for Criminal Homicide, Aggravated Domestic Assault and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.

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Tennessee Department of Health investigating Measles Cases in Tennessee

 

Vaccinations Urged to Prevent Future Cases

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is now investigating five cases of measles in Madison, Shelby, Gibson, Hamilton and Hardeman counties.

People in additional counties may have been exposed to measles due to some patients traveling while unknowingly being contagious.

The measles cases in Tennessee appear to have started with one traveler who was exposed to the illness in another country. «Read the rest of this article»

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More Than $15.1 Million in Water and Wastewater Construction Loans Awarded in Tennessee

 

Low-Interest Loans Help Fund Infrastructure Improvements

Tennessee Department of Environment and ConservationNashville, TN -  Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau on Wednesday announced that five communities, two utility districts and two water/wastewater authorities have been approved to receive more than $15.1 million in low-interest loans for water and wastewater infrastructure improvements.

“I am pleased to see local governments using this important program to help address critical drinking water and wastewater needs, making infrastructure improvements that will benefit the health of these communities and foster economic growth,” Haslam said. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee announces February 2014 County Unemployment Rates

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – County unemployment rates for February 2014, released yesterday, show the rate decreased in 21 counties, increased in 61 counties, and remained the same in 13.

In Montgomery County Tennessee, the unemployment rate increased from 7.1 to 7.2% a change of 0.1%. In Clarksville the unemployment rate increased by 0.1% to 7.3%.

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Tennessee announces December 2013 County Unemployment Rates

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN - Tennessee County unemployment rates for December 2013, released on the 1st of the month show the rate decreased in 51 counties, increased in 29 counties, and remained the same in 15.

In Montgomery County Tennessee, the unemployment rate dropped from 7.8 to 7.4% a change of 0.4%.

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Montgomery County Unemployment rate drops to 7.8 percent in November, 2013

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee County unemployment rates for November 2013 show the rate increased in one county, decreased in 93, and remained the same in one county.

Montgomery County’s unemployment rate was 7.8 for November, down 0.8 percent from 8.6 percent in October.

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Tennessee County Unemployment Rates for September/October 2013

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee County unemployment rates for October 2013, show the rate increased in 64 counties, decreased in 18, and remained the same in 13 counties.

The unemployment rate for Montgomery County was 8.1 percent in September and rose to 8.6 percent in October.

Montgomery County Unemployment Rates for September/October 2013

Montgomery County Unemployment Rates for September/October 2013

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TDOT’s Second Series of Public Meetings for I-24 Corridor Study begins Tonight in Clarksville

 

Study to Identify Improvements for the 185 mile Interstate Corridor

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is working to complete the Interstate 24 Multimodal Corridor Study.

The goal of the study is to identify short and long-term solutions for improving problem spots along the entire 185 mile I-24 corridor from the Kentucky state line to I-75 in Hamilton County.

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