Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    11:54 AM

GasBuddy News Article

62
votes
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


Read the Full Article

Submitted Jan 10, 2013 By: DellDude2
Category: Daily News Article Discussions > Topics Add to favorite topics  
Author Topic: Plans for Knoxville area megasite could attract thousands of jobs Back to Topics
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
Profile Pic
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

Posts:23,404
Points:2,299,140
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 7:00:09 AM

hopefully not as overestimated as the Keystone pipeline job figures.
Profile Pic
rbohm
Sophomore Author Kansas

Posts:182
Points:1,269,565
Joined:May 2008
Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:40:54 PM

need to do that in Kansas
Profile Pic
JasTheAce
Champion Author Raleigh

Posts:3,797
Points:858,085
Joined:Nov 2012
Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 5:54:12 AM

good
Profile Pic
remay
Champion Author Houston

Posts:9,635
Points:2,794,615
Joined:May 2006
Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 5:30:10 AM

Sounds like legalized gambling to me...
Profile Pic
afghaned
Champion Author Ottawa

Posts:15,723
Points:1,974,990
Joined:May 2004
Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 3:44:55 AM

There's no guarrantee they will come.
Profile Pic
52MPG
Champion Author Dayton

Posts:10,143
Points:2,429,600
Joined:Apr 2006
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:52:11 PM

Competition for growth. Good for jobs. Bad for the Greenes.
Profile Pic
VikingWoman
Champion Author Washington

Posts:4,228
Points:915,255
Joined:May 2012
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:20:25 PM

Good news as long as there are people to buy all these cars automakers are producing.
Profile Pic
wshokie12
Champion Author Winston-Salem

Posts:3,300
Points:838,365
Joined:Aug 2012
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:18:32 PM

Good.
Profile Pic
Godozo
Champion Author Gary

Posts:1,480
Points:1,142,695
Joined:Dec 2010
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:16:53 PM

They'll just import the skilled workers from Russia...or Mexico, and they'll happily take half pay to build cars for us.
Profile Pic
mfeldstein
Champion Author Ottawa

Posts:10,928
Points:2,592,060
Joined:Feb 2007
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:13:56 PM

Good news.
Profile Pic
rahcat
Champion Author Grand Rapids

Posts:5,600
Points:1,352,225
Joined:Jan 2010
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:13:07 PM

More jobs for Tennessee.
Profile Pic
Beau2140
Champion Author New York

Posts:11,106
Points:2,331,185
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:11:12 PM

Good for them.
Profile Pic
heartbroken2010
Champion Author Ottawa

Posts:7,215
Points:1,586,010
Joined:Aug 2010
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:11:02 PM

great for the state , good idea here.
Profile Pic
pa79th
Champion Author Pennsylvania

Posts:4,651
Points:1,884,225
Joined:Jun 2007
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:10:14 PM

What does this have to do with the price of gasoline?
Profile Pic
DustyHorse
Champion Author Virginia

Posts:8,891
Points:2,044,435
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:09:24 PM

Fortune favors the bold.
Profile Pic
regout
Champion Author Quebec

Posts:5,800
Points:1,515,130
Joined:May 2010
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:08:51 PM

Good for them.
Profile Pic
yyc2yow
Champion Author Ottawa

Posts:1,042
Points:667,855
Joined:Dec 2009
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:08:40 PM

good for them
Profile Pic
Kawibiker
Champion Author Illinois

Posts:1,924
Points:363,835
Joined:May 2012
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:08:35 PM

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..
Profile Pic
Bubba44612
Champion Author Ohio

Posts:10,198
Points:2,558,065
Joined:Aug 2005
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:07:51 PM

Good news for Tennessee.
Profile Pic
julesTN
Veteran Author Nashville

Posts:385
Points:165,360
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:06:36 PM

What a boon for Tennessee!
Profile Pic
CarefreeVT
Champion Author Burlington

Posts:2,079
Points:352,795
Joined:Aug 2012
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:05:38 PM

Nice concept, now find the labor...
Profile Pic
cheaper0ON
Champion Author Ontario

Posts:3,839
Points:1,084,605
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:05:36 PM

Good for them.
Profile Pic
jrschl
Champion Author Louisville

Posts:5,854
Points:1,369,940
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:04:46 PM

I hope they get the factory and jobs.
Profile Pic
Blue_Cruzer
Champion Author Lexington

Posts:8,894
Points:1,942,465
Joined:Mar 2007
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:03:50 PM

TN is becoming the auto capital of USA
Profile Pic
TSgtCarverRetired
Champion Author Detroit

Posts:3,989
Points:891,275
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:01:46 PM

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.
Profile Pic
camel1
Champion Author Minnesota

Posts:11,107
Points:2,942,340
Joined:Jul 2006
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:00:25 PM

Interesting tactic
Profile Pic
hwnguy
Champion Author Honolulu

Posts:4,068
Points:1,879,825
Joined:Apr 2008
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 10:59:11 PM

Enough skilled people there to fill those jobs?
Profile Pic
clermont40miles
Champion Author Cincinnati

Posts:14,256
Points:2,455,730
Joined:Apr 2008
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 10:58:00 PM

Get them jobs going!
Profile Pic
gasmack
Champion Author Ventura

Posts:3,768
Points:1,298,345
Joined:Feb 2011
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 10:56:03 PM

Hopes this works.
Profile Pic
FlyNFool
Champion Author South Carolina

Posts:11,040
Points:2,369,470
Joined:Aug 2008
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 10:54:28 PM

Good news
Profile Pic
cifuentesab
Champion Author Sacramento

Posts:3,335
Points:1,182,320
Joined:Jul 2011
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 10:53:37 PM

more jobs
Profile Pic
BBHybrid
Champion Author Pittsburgh

Posts:6,530
Points:1,310,075
Joined:Aug 2008
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 10:53:28 PM

dont get too excited, something will stop it
Profile Pic
vibdata
Champion Author Massachusetts

Posts:5,123
Points:1,072,705
Joined:Nov 2005
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 10:51:30 PM

Too many people in the world. More cars, more manufacturing, lots less oil and gas. Overpopulation is causing severe problems.
Profile Pic
paulydel
Champion Author Delaware

Posts:11,573
Points:1,336,090
Joined:Jan 2008
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 10:48:27 PM

We'll see.
Profile Pic
mstearno
Champion Author Dayton

Posts:9,630
Points:2,296,855
Joined:Jan 2008
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 10:46:59 PM

good for them
Profile Pic
lucky69
Champion Author Austin

Posts:2,930
Points:2,028,845
Joined:May 2008
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 10:44:03 PM

if it works or not, it is bold and aggressive, hope it works out.
Profile Pic
AC-302
Champion Author Los Angeles

Posts:31,639
Points:3,507,120
Joined:Aug 2004
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 10:43:29 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.
Profile Pic
ClassicWheeler
Champion Author Montgomery

Posts:3,441
Points:994,200
Joined:Apr 2012
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 10:41:52 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.
Profile Pic
drz614
Champion Author Harrisburg

Posts:5,217
Points:1,286,565
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 10:40:41 PM

wonder who owns the land and paid for the improvements?
Profile Pic
FrankTA2
Champion Author New York

Posts:6,936
Points:1,762,485
Joined:Jun 2007
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 10:37:30 PM

Excellent for our Country and economy.
Profile Pic
SavALot
Champion Author Virginia Beach

Posts:10,785
Points:2,371,160
Joined:Apr 2005
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 10:36:53 PM

Big plans for the mega site
Profile Pic
NO_SWEAT
Champion Author Toronto

Posts:7,033
Points:1,727,075
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 10:31:08 PM

Good
Profile Pic
Dragnet
Champion Author Arizona

Posts:18,408
Points:3,572,155
Joined:Jul 2004
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 10:27:38 PM

I'm not impressed with any of this
Profile Pic
Harry813
Champion Author Iowa

Posts:4,724
Points:1,279,195
Joined:Jul 2011
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 10:27:36 PM

I like the idea of creating jobs :)
Profile Pic
wayoung56
Champion Author Alabama

Posts:5,550
Points:1,488,685
Joined:Oct 2006
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 10:24:43 PM

Hmmm...
Profile Pic
mlmeng
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:4,520
Points:1,280,115
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 10:20:15 PM

Good for Knoxville.
Profile Pic
toadNY
Champion Author Albany

Posts:9,976
Points:2,202,575
Joined:Apr 2008
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 10:19:42 PM

Great! Job's mean's more people working an Paying Taxes!
Profile Pic
bvrbill
Champion Author Eugene

Posts:7,582
Points:1,206,225
Joined:Jul 2011
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 10:14:56 PM

Good for jobs in Tennessee.
Profile Pic
pacecar68
Champion Author Oakland

Posts:5,375
Points:1,124,860
Joined:Jan 2007
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 10:12:55 PM

ok.
Profile Pic
Buddy2264
Champion Author Tampa

Posts:14,607
Points:3,049,245
Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 10:10:58 PM

Seems like it will work, but how many jobs can be in one area, and why not "megasites" in several regions?
Profile Pic
BREW9
Champion Author Tampa

Posts:3,752
Points:3,599,885
Joined:Jun 2004
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 10:10:33 PM

very good
Post a reply Back to Topics