Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce ready to continue working with Volkswagen
The Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce will continue working with Volkswagen.
Volkswagen announced early Monday morning they will be building a new facility in the scenic city to manufacture their new electric vehicle.
Dr. Herbert Diess, CEO of Volkswagen made the announcement at the Detroit Auto Show.
"And today, I'm very proud to announce that Volkswagen has chosen Chattanooga as home for our second U.S facility,” Diess said.
The first electric vehicle will roll out of the facility in 2022.
Volkswagen shared a promotional video on social media, giving people a glimpse at what's to come for Chattanooga and Hamilton County.
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"VW is our neighbors, they are in our schools and throughout our community. And they are one of our largest employers here in Hamilton County and in Chattanooga,” Gillenwater said.
Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Christy Gillenwater says the city is excited to continue working with Volkswagen.
"So, we see electric vehicles as critical to the future of our economy and the world wide economy. And to have these vehicles made right here in our backyard is extremely exciting,” Gillenwater said.
Volkswagen will invest $840-million in the new facility and create 1,000 jobs.
"We see it as a continued investment. From a local company that believes in Hamilton County. More importantly, they believe in our workforce,” Gillenwater said.
Gillenwater believes Volkswagen investment in the city will benefit everyone involved.
"As well as capital investment right here in our backyard. It's something that will affect our neighbors and our residents in Hamilton County,” Gillenwater said.
This will be the second manufacturing plant in Chattanooga.