New Volkswagen dealership will bring jobs to Florence

Mike and Charisse Reichenbach will soon open a new Volkswagen dealership in Florence, and they say jobs will follow.

The Reichenbach's currently own the Ford Lincoln dealership in Downtown Florence, Mike Reichenbach Ford Lincoln.

Mike Reichenbach says he's excited about his role in boosting the local economy.

"As we build a whole new franchise store for Volkswagen, we are building economic growth for our community with ground floor opportunities to help people develop rewarding and lucrative careers in the automotive industry," he said.

We're told new jobs will be created immediately for the Volkswagen store. Those jobs will including professional sales and office support staff, skilled maintenance technicians, service and detail support.

Once the new showroom is ready to be constructed, there will be opportunities for local contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and support businesses.

The Reichenbach's estimate the impact at $2.3 million dollars in the next six to nine months.

In addition to new jobs, the new dealership means Volkswagen owners won't have to drive as far to get their cars serviced.