VW, Kia plants to create jobs

 Plant construction, production to create jobs, stimulate economy

By Plant Engineering Staff November 17, 2008

According to a report in the Chattanooga Times Free Press , the Chattanooga area will see nearly 10,000 construction and spinoff jobs during the construction of Volkswagen’s new auto assembly plant, which is expected to take a couple of years.
The report cites an economic study by the University of Tennessee , which projects that the construction of the $1 billion facility will inject more than $333 million in personal income growth into the economy of the region during the construction period, which is to begin Nov. 2008.
Production is slated to begin at the VW plant in late 2010. The opening of this plant, along with the Kia plant, which is under construction in West Point, GA, obviously increases employment for auto workers.