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An open letter to Tennesseans

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 4:00 pm

BOB CORKER u.s. senator   Dear Tennesseans, We are incredibly fortunate to live in a state in which companies worldwide are clamoring to establish a presence. Many attribute it to our pro-business culture, well-prepared workforce, low tax environment, right-to-work policies, and engaged citizenry. That is why the announcement by Volkswagen to build its midsize sports utility vehicle and establish the South’s first automotive research and development center in Chattanooga was

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    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 11:28 am

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    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:13 am

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