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City lobbies VW for engine plant

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CHATTANOOGA (Times Free Press) - Chattanooga officials are pressing their case to Volkswagen that a new engine plant would fit at Enterprise South industrial park, an official said Wednesday.

"We've openly expressed our interest and enthusiasm for that possibility with Volkswagen," said J.Ed. Marston, the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce's vice president of marketing. "You can make a strong business case for having it here."

But it's an open question whether placing an engine factory here goes with VW's North American strategy, Mr. Marston said.

Volkswagen's top worldwide production official said Wednesday that Mexico is an option.

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