Mike Pare


phone: 423-757-6318




Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years.
In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area.
In the past he also has covered higher education.
Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before coming to Chattanooga.
Contact Mike at 423-757-6318 or mpare@timesfreepress.com

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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.

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