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The United States is a rewarding place to conduct business and there has never been a better time to select the USA. Companies are taking advantage of the benefits the world’s largest economy can offer. The USA offers a competitive business environment encompassing a huge consumer base, highly educated workforce, concrete IT infrastructure, and transparent rule of law. Highlighted are a few of the many examples of companies realizing success by growing their business investing in the United States.
Volkswagen Continues U.S. Expansion
In March 2012, Volkswagen Group America announced plans to invest another $40 million in Tennessee to build a new warehouse in Roane County. The warehouse will distribute domestic auto parts to the Passat factory located in Chattanooga. The facility, planned to be 400,000 square feet, will open by Spring 2013 and employ approximately 45 people by 2016. This new expansion continues to highlight Volkswagen’s commitment to investing in the U.S. market.
“This new facility is exemplary of the commitment that Volkswagen Group of America has to meeting the needs of our dealers and our growing customer base,”
“Our continued investment in the U.S. market affirms that Volkswagen is dedicated to the economic vitalization of the communities where we do business.”
-Rawdon Glover, Executive Vice President of Aftersales, Volkswagen Group of America
Volkswagen To Open New $1 Billion U.S. Production Facility
In July 2008, Volkswagen Group of America announced plans to build a new automotive production facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The plant was the first American plant for the company since the 1980s. Volkswagen Group of America planned to invest about $1 billion and create 2,000 jobs in the Chattanooga region. The plant was expected to have an annual production capacity of 150,000 vehicles and include production of a new mid-sized sedan designed specifically for the U.S. market.
"The U.S. market is an important part of our volume strategy, and we are now very resolutely accessing that market... Volkswagen will be extremely active there. This plant represents a milestone in Volkswagen's growth strategy.”
-- Martin Winterkorn, CEO of Volkswagen AG
The Chattanooga facility aligns with the company’s overall U.S. strategy of connecting with its customers, increasing its competitiveness and tripling its U.S. customer base in the next decade.