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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.

Amid little discussion, Hamilton County commissioners today approved incentives for Volkswagen’s proposed expansion that will be used to help the company assemble a new sport utility vehicle.

A new letter to Volkswagen employees from the United Auto Workers says its officials are confident VW will recognize the union if it gains "a meaningful portion" of the workforce as members of its Chattanooga local.

Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant lapped its Mexican competition to land a new sport utility vehicle, but the company's operations south of the border are what officials here dream about for the Tennessee factory.

A 300-acre tract of land next to Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant will play a key role as the company prepares to launch the German automaker's first research and development facility of its kind on American soil.

Powering up its presence in downtown Chattanooga, Volkswagen plans to work with the city and Hamilton County to erect a $12 million welcome center.

Volkswagen is planning to team with Chattanooga and Hamilton County to put a $12 million welcome center in downtown.

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.

Volkswagen Group of America chief Michael Horn on Tuesday said that the new sport utility vehicle the company will produce at its Chattanooga plant is “a stunner.”

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke said today that “the eyes of the world” are on the city with Volkswagen’s plans to more than double its workforce to about 4,400 jobs at its plant here and invest $600 million.

Six years to the day that Volkswagen first motored into Chattanooga, the automaker today will start a second U.S. offensive as it powers up to make a new vehicle, creating 2,000 more jobs and investing an added $600 million at its plant here.

A first-for-Tennessee research center that Volkswagen will erect in Chattanooga is expected to help the area woo more suppliers — and jobs — as companies will try to integrate their products to VW's new parts designs.

Volkswagen will invest $600 million and create 2,000 new jobs to produce a new sport utility vehicle in Hamilton County.

Buzz over VW's SUV reaches fever pitch

UAW's new local adds to the clamor

The launch of a United Auto Workers local in Chattanooga is turbocharging reports that a production decision on Volkswagen's new sport utility vehicle will come next week.

The United Auto Workers, calling it "a fresh start," on Thursday set up a new local in Chattanooga that its officials believe will help it organize Volkswagen employees after a failed attempt earlier this year.

The United Auto Workers today unveiled a new local in Chattanooga as the union aims toward eventually organizing the Volkswagen plant.

A developer who said in March he was planning an 17-acre mixed use development behind Erlanger off Riverside Drive is ready to move ahead with 387 proposed multi-family residential units.

Some 90 million people are estimated to have used a Chattem product in the past year, and the Chattanooga-based consumer health care company has elevated two executives to key posts to help manage its growth.

Chattanooga-based Chattem has elevated two executives to key posts as the consumer health care products company aims to stay on a sharp growth trend.

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said Monday he's looking "very closely" at legislation that could permit companies such as Volkswagen to create works council-type labor boards for employees without a union.

Chattanooga has emerged as a place where college graduates want to stay and live, rather than flee from in order to seek better opportunities or to start businesses, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said Monday.

Slightly fewer than two of every three Volkswagen plant workers live in Hamilton County even though Chattanooga and the county, along with the state, pledged about $577.4 million worth of tax incentives to woo the automaker.

A new $70 million plant project on Tuesday won tax incentives from a Chattanooga panel, though questions were raised about how such breaks are offered to companies and whether they're really needed.

U.S. sales of Volkswagen's Chattanooga-made Passat fell sharply in June along the rest of the German automaker's monthly results as the company continues to struggle in the American market.

One of the early residential projects in the rebirth of downtown Chattanooga's Southside has been sold by a local group to a Nebraska real estate business.

Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant is reflecting a little of the soccer madness that has hit the U.S. with the play of the American team and its key World Cup showdown today with Germany.

Tennessee's transportation chief pledged Tuesday that the $22.5 million widening of Apison Pike -- seen as key for McKee Foods and easing Collegedale area traffic tie-ups -- will go forward despite federal funding worries.

State planners are powering ahead with a new artery linking Interstate 75 and Highway 58 near Chattanooga's Volkswagen plant, giving commuters and businesses a key time-saving connector in an area where traffic is burgeoning.

The Chattanooga region is among the top 20 metro areas nationwide — and the highest ranked in Tennessee — when it comes to the share of jobs created by foreign companies.

Volkswagen's Chattanooga factory is clearly ahead in the competition with VW's Mexican operations to build a new sport utility vehicle, a German newspaper reported Thursday.

The Farley's & Sathers candy plant in Chattanooga is cutting 95 jobs as some production is shifted to other factories in the second major downsizing here by the company in the last couple of years.

Chattanooga Airport travelers will soon be able to better track if their flights are on time, both while they're at the passenger terminal and online.

While Volkswagen and Tennessee officials try to finalize incentives for a new midsize sport utility vehicle for the automaker's Chattanooga plant, the factory could assemble a smaller SUV as well.

Chattanooga Airport officials agreed Monday to target air travelers who live in the north Atlanta suburbs, and they plan to about double the size of Lovell Field's rental car lot to meet higher demand.

Citing higher customer demand, Amazon is adding more than 100 full-time jobs at its Charleston, Tenn., distribution center.

Amazon is adding more than 100 full-time jobs at its Charleston, Tenn., distribution center, according to the online retailing giant.

Alstom's turbine operation in Chattanooga is reversing employee cutbacks, with plans to add about 60 more jobs through September at the plant.

A company that supplies clothing to the military and law enforcement has shifted its headquarters from Kentucky to Chattanooga with hopes that its new operations can help bolster Alton Park.

The biggest road project in the Chattanooga area since construction of the interstate highways more than four decades ago has emerged from the region's long-range planning effort.

Alstom’s turbine operation in Chattanooga is adding about 60 more jobs between now and September, a company spokesman says.

Chattanooga-based facility management company ERMC has bought another business, which plans to shift its headquarters to the city and create 55 jobs, officials said today.

UAW says it's changing tactics to organize Chattanooga's Volkswagen plant

Anti-union group questions VW-UAW neutrality pact

The United Auto Workers is re-thinking its tactics to organize workers at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant and at other foreign carmakers' factories, but an anti-union group said the UAW hasn't given employees a compelling reason to join.

Software developer Jason Denizac just moved to Chattanooga from Boise, Idaho, and he dropped in on a Thrive 2055 long-range planning session Thursday to gain a glimpse into the region's possible future.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said Wednesday that the union issue isn't part of talks the state is having with Volks-wagen to attract a new sport utility vehicle to the carmaker's Chattanooga assembly plant.

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