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Plans for Knoxville area megasite could attract thousands of jobs

Tennessean -- Jefferson Co., TN leaders have a plan that they hope will attract a major automotive manufacturer to the area, that could provide thousands of new jobs.

The Jefferson Co. EDOC announced it will pursue certification of a proposed megasite near the intersection of I-40 and I-81.

A megasite is a large parcel of land, at least 1,000 acres, that's ready for large-scale industrial development. It's a proven concept, considering that five certified megasites in the TVA service area have already been sold to major corporations, including Volkswagen in Chattanooga. Those megasites have already generated $5.5 billion in economic impact and more than 32,000 jobs.

..industry analysts believe nine major automotive manufacturers will need additional capacity and be looking for the best place to site


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 8:00:09 AM

hopefully not as overestimated as the Keystone pipeline job figures.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 1:40:54 PM

need to do that in Kansas
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 6:54:12 AM

good
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 6:30:10 AM

Sounds like legalized gambling to me...
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 4:44:55 AM

There's no guarrantee they will come.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:52:11 AM

Competition for growth. Good for jobs. Bad for the Greenes.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:20:25 AM

Good news as long as there are people to buy all these cars automakers are producing.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:18:32 AM

Good.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:16:53 AM

They'll just import the skilled workers from Russia...or Mexico, and they'll happily take half pay to build cars for us.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:13:56 AM

Good news.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:13:07 AM

More jobs for Tennessee.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:11:12 AM

Good for them.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:11:02 AM

great for the state , good idea here.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:10:14 AM

What does this have to do with the price of gasoline?
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Fortune favors the bold.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:08:51 AM

Good for them.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:08:40 AM

good for them
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:08:35 AM

Nice, but hard to get skilled workers any more.. too many jobs lost to overseas and no schools teaching what industry needs... everything going low paying jobs.. gas station stores..
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:07:51 AM

Good news for Tennessee.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:06:36 AM

What a boon for Tennessee!
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:05:38 AM

Nice concept, now find the labor...
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:05:36 AM

Good for them.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:04:46 AM

I hope they get the factory and jobs.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:03:50 AM

TN is becoming the auto capital of USA
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:01:46 AM

If there are not enough skilled people in Tennessee to fill those jobs, I'm sure that Michigan, and Ohio have plenty of unemployed former auto workers that would travel there.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:00:25 AM

Interesting tactic
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:59:11 PM

Enough skilled people there to fill those jobs?
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:58:00 PM

Get them jobs going!
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:56:03 PM

Hopes this works.
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:54:28 PM

Good news
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:53:37 PM

more jobs
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:53:28 PM

dont get too excited, something will stop it
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:51:30 PM

Too many people in the world. More cars, more manufacturing, lots less oil and gas. Overpopulation is causing severe problems.
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:48:27 PM

We'll see.
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:46:59 PM

good for them
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:44:03 PM

if it works or not, it is bold and aggressive, hope it works out.
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:43:29 PM

That's great for Knoxville. I'm actually surprised TVA did something that smart. They don't always do smart things. Like, for instance, that nuclear reactor they started to build, spent billions on, never finished and abandoned.
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:41:52 PM

Detroit of the south w/o the labor unions. I think it will work. And may be a win win for all, if the feds stay out.
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:40:41 PM

wonder who owns the land and paid for the improvements?
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:37:30 PM

Excellent for our Country and economy.
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:36:53 PM

Big plans for the mega site
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:31:08 PM

Good
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:27:38 PM

I'm not impressed with any of this
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:27:36 PM

I like the idea of creating jobs :)
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:24:43 PM

Hmmm...
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:20:15 PM

Good for Knoxville.
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:19:42 PM

Great! Job's mean's more people working an Paying Taxes!
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:14:56 PM

Good for jobs in Tennessee.
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:12:55 PM

ok.
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:10:58 PM

Seems like it will work, but how many jobs can be in one area, and why not "megasites" in several regions?
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