Volkswagen Chattanooga has issued the following statement regarding the Company’s long-term commitment to Tennessee:
“Our commitment to Tennessee is a long term investment that creates jobs and new opportunities for growth. Last summer a University of Tennessee study showed that Volkswagen Chattanooga created – in the plant and with suppliers - 12,400 full-time jobs, is responsible for $643.1 million in annual income and has attracted 17 supplier companies to the area.
"We look forward to continuing to work with the State of Tennessee to support job creation, growth, and economic development in Chattanooga today and into the future. The facts remain unchanged: There is no connection between our Chattanooga employees’ decision about whether to be represented by a union and the decision about where to build a new product for the U.S. market.”
UT Economic impact report can be referenced by clicking here.