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Ford Megasite: Volkswagen helped make Chattanooga a different ‘Dynamo of Dixie’

By , Daily Memphian Updated: November 16, 2021 2:55 PM CT | Published: November 15, 2021 4:00 AM CT

Once an outdated manufacturing and steel town, Chattanooga went to work on reinventing itself by taking advantage of its riverfront and Downtown. In the end, that was key to landing automaker Volkswagen and spurring a new generation of growth. 

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Volkswagen auto manufacturing Ford David DeVaney Bob Corker Charles Wood Claude Ramsey Helen Burns Sharp Amanda Plecas Subscriber Only

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Don Wade

Don Wade

Don Wade has been a Memphis journalist since 1998 and he has won awards for both his sports and news/feature writing. He is originally from Kansas City and is married with three sons.


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