We have the VW plant in Chattanooga, TN. Audi is considering coming here to TN. possibly to Chattanooga. We also have the Nissan plant in Smyrna, TN. Nissan headquarters moved to Franklin, TN We lost out on a Toyota plant in MS a few years ago. I believe the Saturn plant is reopening up soon. But there are a couple of cities identified as a possible auto plant in TN. The foreign carmarkers are looking at the South to build their cars/trucks. I find this quote interesting.. Government incentive packages would be expected to have considerable influence on any future auto plant deals, along with practical considerations such as which sites provide access to the most skilled and educated workers, said David Cole, chairman emeritus of the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor, Mich. Any new plants built by foreign-owned automakers “probably would go somewhere in the South,” Cole said. “Most would not consider Michigan, even though the United Auto Workers is not that difficult to deal with now.” Right-to-work laws that prevail in the South make the region more appealing to the import auto companies, though the quality of the available “workforce is now the dominant factor” when a company pulls the trigger on picking a site, Cole said. “Auto assembly is no longer a job for high school dropouts. Jobs are scarce, and education requirements have gone up dramatically. Workers are expected to have at least an associate’s (two-year college) degree,” he said. TN sets sights on auto plant, Audi!