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Haslam: Tennessee Back In Talks With VW

Haslam: Tennessee Back In Talks With VW

CREATED May 30, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Governor Bill Haslam said his administration is talking again with officials from Volkswagen.

Haslam told the Chattanooga Times Free Press that discussions include state incentives and other programs that could be used to encourage the German automaker to build a new SUV in Chattanooga.

VW is close to making a decision on where it will build the new vehicle.

Tennessee had offered $300 million in incentives, but withdrew the offer as workers at the plant prepared to vote on whether to join the United Auto Workers union. Workers decided against the union.

Haslam said the current talks haven't included any discussions about unions.

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