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VW Site / Pennsylvania vs. Ohio #488360

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 20, 1976
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(Studio) Report on competition for American VW site.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(New Stanton, Pennsylvania) VW considers 2 sites. Unfinished Chrysler plant is I.
REPORTER: Brian Ross

(Brook Park, Ohio) Abandoned World War II tank plant is 2nd possible site. Pennsylvania and Ohio both want the VW plant. [Mayor Angelo WEDO - says all foreign mfrs. will have to come to United States to maintain market]
REPORTER: Brian Ross

(Pennsylvania) [Governor Milton SHAPP - notes economy benefits of VW plant.]
REPORTER: Brian Ross

(Wolfsburg, West Germany) Ohio and Pennsylvania delegations sent abroad to talk to VW bd. of dirs. Pennsylvania Governor Shapp and Ohio Governor James Rhodes both went.
REPORTER: Brian Ross

(Columbus, Ohio) VW board rejects site in Columbus. Congressional candidate urges laborers to complain to governor about favoring one Ohio location over another. Ohio legislature to vote in June on giving VW $5 million for plant improvements if 1 of 2 Ohio sites chosen.
REPORTER: Brian Ross

(Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) Pennsylvania says its best offer is on the VW conference table. VW to decide soon.
REPORTER: Brian Ross

Chancellor, John;
Ross, Brian

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