TodayOctober 21, 2021

Governor Phil Bredesen, Tennessee, at the 2011 Detroit auto show

Governor Phil Bredesen, Tennessee, was at the Volkswagen Passat unveiling on the eve of the 2011 Detroit auto show, North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).  He took the time to talk to Warren Brown from the Washington Post and myself.

The well-liked Governor has run his limit as Governor.

What does he plan to do now?

Were there incentives given to Volkswagen for building an environmental manufacturing plant?

What is the unemployment rate of Tennessee? Does it help schools and the economy when an auto company comes to a state?

Will the state of Tennessee purchase Volkswagens?

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.