States of the auto industry

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By Treece

Pat asked Deb to check/Deb said we should add Mo. to list

How's a governor to keep all carmaking constituents happy?

Now that Volkswagen has announced plans to build an assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen now must choose among vehicles from three manufacturers with factories in or planned for his state: General Motors, Nissan and VW.

He's not the only politico who has to juggle rides if he doesn't want to woo some voters and snub others. Here are the other so I took out Tenn. below states with multiple vehicle manufacturers. In alphabetical order

Four makers

n Indiana: General Motors, Honda, Subaru and Toyota

n Ohio: Chrysler, Ford, GM and Honda

n Michigan: Chrysler, Ford, GM and Mazda

Three makers

n Alabama: Daimler, Honda and Hyundai

n Illinois: Chrysler, Ford and Mitsubishi

n Kentucky: Ford, GM and Toyota

n Missouri: Chrysler, Ford and GM

Tennessee: GM, Nissan and (from 2010) VW

Tags: Automakers

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