Archive for August, 2008

UT Analysis Shows VW to Boost Local Incomes by $511 Million annually

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Tennessee Commissioner of Economic and Community Development Matt Kisber today released an analysis of the Volkswagen project in Chattanooga which shows the recently-announced assembly plant will boost incomes in the region by $511.1 million annually and generate more than $55 million annually in new tax revenues for both the state and local governments.

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Chattanooga’s Community Events

Monday, August 18th, 2008

Here’s this week’s newsletter for Chattanooga!

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Chattanooga Among National Geographic’s 50 Next Great Towns

Monday, August 11th, 2008

The September 2008 issue of National Geographic’s Adventure magazine includes Chattanooga among the “50 Next Great Towns” for living and playing. “A change of address can bring instant gratification,” the feature article begins. “You could wake up tomorrow in Missoula and kayak off your own deck at down, sneak in singletrack at lunch in Chattanooga or choose your own adventure in any one of the country’s best base camps. But a move is a long-term investment. So this year we selected 50 innovative towns that aren’t just prime relocation spots right now but smart choices for the future.” The salute to Chattanooga is from Cathi Cannon, an athlete and graphic designer, who likes the easy access to off-road racing, camaraderie with other sports enthusiasts and a thriving community. The article includes a photograph of two outdoors buffs carrying their kayaks down the bank of the Tennessee River.

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