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For the first time, visitor spending in Hamilton County this year is expected to top $1 billion, tourism officials said today.

Oscar Brock recalls working a summer job at his family’s Chattanooga candy company when he was in college, a business founded by his great-grandfather in 1906.

Ferrara Candy Co. is closing its Chattanooga production plant by the end of the year and laying off all of its manufacturing employees, the company announced today.

Warehouse Row, which sat nearly half empty about eight years ago, is seeing renewed life as it benefits from retailers moving from shopping malls to Main Street.

Georgia football may have slid in the rankings, but the state is the No. 1 place to do business in America, according to an economic development magazine.

Volkswagen's $900 million expansion to build a sport utility vehicle at its Chattanooga plant is off and running, with new construction to the factory's body shop, assembly finish area and technical center up first.

Chattanooga Airport, riding a strong tailwind of business travel, is on course to set a new all-time record for annual passenger boardings that has stood for more than two decades, officials said Monday.

Chattanooga Airport will offer EPB's gigabit Internet service to airline passengers within the next few weeks.

Chattanooga Airport will offer EPB’s gigabit Internet service to passengers.

Ortwein Sign co-owner Jim Teal says the people who create the big signs which are up at such Chattanooga landmarks as Volkswagen and The Block are skilled craftsmen rather than simply workmen.

Volkswagen's global works council is backing the United Auto Workers' newest effort to organize employees at the carmaker's Chattanooga plant, while UAW opponents have created an online petition to fuel its own unionizing initiative.

Sonic Automotive, one the nation's largest owners of new-car dealerships, plans to grow its footprint in Chattanooga by buying Hunt Nissan.

CHARLESTON, Tenn. — Online retailer Amazon, which already has created 100 more full-time jobs at its distribution center here, will start a holiday seasonal hiring push next month that could double its head count to about 1,000 workers.

Southern starting Chattanooga-Memphis nonstops

Destin, Fla., flights could begin in spring

Citing pent-up demand, commuter airline Southern Airways Express will start daily nonstops between Chattanooga and Memphis next month, and the carrier is looking at flights from the Scenic City to Destin, Fla., by next spring.

Southern Airways Express officials said today that the airline will start new nonstop service between Chattanooga Airport and Memphis.

A new Chrysler commercial for its Dodge Charger R/T takes the Volkswagen Passat to task while poking a little fun at the Chattanooga-made midsize sedan.

A Chattanooga Industrial Development Board member who made the motion last month to accept the Black Creek tax-increment financing deal apparently has been serving improperly since 2002 because he doesn't live in the city.

A Chattanooga Industrial Development Board member’s status is uncertain after it was learned that he apparently doesn’t live in the city, which officials say is required.

A five-story, 90-room upscale boutique hotel is planned for downtown Chattanooga near the Walnut Street Bridge, and the proposal is drawing more support than a similar project two years ago.

A top United Auto Workers official said Friday that he's confident Volkswagen will recognize Chattanooga Local 42 by bargaining with it as a members' union.

A five-story, 90-room upscale boutique hotel is planned for downtown Chattanooga near the Walnut Street Bridge.

A building that held the first Ford Motor Co. dealership in Cleveland, Tenn., and one of the earliest such businesses in the state, has been named to the National Register of Historic Places.

A Chattanooga-based transportation, warehousing and logistics business has won Volkswagen contracts to move and sequence parts for the automaker, nearly doubling the local company's workforce.

Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant could become ground zero again for U.S. organized labor efforts as a group of anti-United Auto Workers employees moves ahead with its own unionizing initiative.

A Hixson shopping center hit by the Great Recession and store shifts has regained its footing with new additions, including a first-in-the-market Burkes Outlet.

Some Volkswagen employees in Chattanooga, who’ve talked in the past about organizing their own union, are moving forward with the effort and hope to have an election.

Chattanooga Airport has the second cheapest average air fares among the state's major airports, according to a website that tracks ticket prices, with higher passenger boardings helping drive down the cost.

Chattanooga Airport has the second cheapest average air fares among the state’s major commercial airports, according to a website that tracks ticket prices.

ATHENS, Tenn — Kathy Knight says a new $28 million HP Pelzer factory that's building automotive soundproofing products here is growing faster than company officials first thought.

Corker: Volkswagen expansion in Chattanooga was off if UAW won

UAW says Chattanooga local at over 670 members

While the United Auto Workers says its Chattanooga local has signed up more than 670 Volkswagen workers, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said Wednesday that the VW plant expansion would not have happened had the union won the factory's February election.

With 10 months left in its jobs campaign, Chattanooga economic developers have raced past three of four goals in their four-year initiative, officials said Wednesday.

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said in Chattanooga today there was “no way” the Volkswagen plant could survive producing just one vehicle, citing the importance of last month’s announcement that the factory would assemble a new sport utility vehicle.

CALHOUN, Tenn. — McMinn County Mayor John Gentry says he essentially kept two budgets amid the last business downturn in case there was a problem with the county's biggest taxpayer, known for years as the Bowater plant.

CALHOUN, Tenn. — Resolute Forest Products today launched a $105 million expansion of its pulp and paper mill that officials said positions the McMinn County factory for the future.

The Chattanooga-made Volkswagen Passat sedan has made another top 10 list, picked one of KBB.Com’s 10 most confortable cars under $30,000.

A rundown barge moored on the North Shore's riverfront may finally be on a path to removal.

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge today gave preliminary approval to a plan that could start the removal of a controversial downtown Chattanooga barge by early fall.

A challenge to advertising claims by Chattanooga-based Chattem over the company's newly launched Nasacort allergy nasal spray was turned down by a national panel.

The Super Bowl TV ad that launched the Chattanooga-made Volkswagen Passat has fallen from its perch as the most shared spot of all time, according to Adweek.

TractManager, a contract management company based in downtown Chattanooga, has purchased a Dallas, Texas, business that provides hospitals with clinical and financial data to make technology or service decisions.

New car and truck sales in Hamilton County in July sped ahead of last year's mark for the third straight month.

For Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce chief Ron Harr, 2,014 members in 2014 has a nice ring to it.

As Volkswagen adds 2,000 jobs and Enterprise South industrial park is marketed to other companies, worries are accelerating over traffic bottlenecks and accidents on the two-lane part of Bonny Oaks Drive.

A Volkswagen supervisory board member is endorsing the United Auto Workers' efforts at the company's Chattanooga plant, becoming at least the second person on the powerful panel to publicly support the unionizing attempt.

Two national retailers plan to open stores in Warehouse Row in what some say is a signal that Chattanooga's revived downtown has finally arrived on the radar of brands with nationwide reach.

Enterprise South could see 2,000 more supplier jobs, officials say

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.

Black Creek Mountain developers pledged Thursday to keep building the golf course community, while people questioning its tax increment financing called for a new review by Chattanooga officials.

Chattanooga’s Industrial Development Board today gave its OK to a financial incentives package for Volkswagen’s $600 million expansion.

A Chattanooga panel today left unsettled a decision over whether to appeal a judge’s ruling related to the Black Creek Mountain development and tax incremental financing the project received.

The controversial barge moored on Chattanooga’s downtown waterfront may be dismantled where it sits if a plan is approved by a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge next month.

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