Business, political and educational leaders met last week in Chickamauga to discuss the role of Northwest Georgia in the automobile industry.  The region has been dubbed "Auto Alley" by the State of Georgia, due to the growing number of automobile related industries in the Tri-State Area. 

The new Volkswagon plant that is coming to Chattanooga, along with the KIA plant being built in West Point, Georgia and a Honda plant in Lincoln, Alabama puts the region in between major automobile manufacturing areas.  Already in Rock Spring, Nissin Brake is supplying parts to Honda and Harley Davidson and Unique Fabrication in LaFayette is supplying parts to Nissan Motors.

Walker County joins with other Northwest Georgia counties such as Catoosa, Dade, Chattooga, Floyd and Polk to make up the Auto Alley corridor.  Georgia’s Work Ready program  is currently being used by many companies across the state to match potential employees with the jobs their companies offer.  189 Chattooga County Residents have been certified by the Georgia Work Ready Program.

(Source: Walker County Messenger)