CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -- County Commissioner Warren Mackey says the best thing we can do to grow our community is to strengthen public schools.

He hosted a jobs update forum, Tuesday, to let the public know what kind of jobs could be heading to the Hamilton County area.

He said the industries set to grow are in manufacturing, customer care, and transportation and logistics.

The forum included presentations by the Chamber of Commerce and Volkswagen.

Volkswagen has brought thousands of jobs to the Tennessee valley, through its new plant and also through its suppliers that have come to the area.