Southeast Alabama Won't Get VW Plant Says Official

Official says Dothan, Alabama won’t be getting the new Volkswagen plant and believes the competition for the plant now is between north Alabama and Tennessee.

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) -- An official says the Wiregrass area of Alabama won't be getting the new Volkswagen plant.

Houston County Commission Chairman Mark Culver said Sunday night he had learned the area had been eliminated from an update sent out by Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce President Matt Parker.

Culver says he believes the competition for the plant now is between north Alabama and Tennessee.

Other Alabama sites no longer in consideration for a plant include the Mobile area and a Black Belt location near Meridian, Mississippi.

Volkswagen said last month it had narrowed its search for a U.S. factory to Alabama, Tennessee and Michigan.

VW spokeswoman Jill Bratina declined comment on any specific site and said the company was still looking at the three states.

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