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Megasite in Chattanooga brings growth and changes

Megasite in Chattanooga brings growth and changes

A new megasite in Jefferson County could bring thousands of jobs to East Tennessee.

On the heels of the proposal, we looked into how a megasite in Chattanooga has affected the community.

It has been more than four years since Volkswagen began construction on the megasite. According to J. Ed. Marston with Chattanooga Area Chamber, it has created more than 6,000 jobs.

"It's been a very powerful tool for us from an economic perspective," Marston said.

Volkswagen employs 3,300 people while Amazon.com employs 1,250.

Not in My Backyard

Not in My Backyard

Having a background in real estate, I pay attention when I see rezoning notices posted.  However, early this summer, my neighbors in Country Club Estates and I were surprised to receive a notice from a local developer in our mailboxes.  It seems one of our grocery stores, Food City, would like to relocate across AJ Highway and build a new store.