Skip to comments.Rick Perry Takes A Victory Lap After Texas Takes Toyota From California
Posted on 04/28/2014 2:56:17 PM PDT by blam
Rick Perry Takes A Victory Lap After Texas Takes Toyota From California
April 28, 2014, 5:04 PM
Texas Gov. Rick Perry thinks Texas' "employer-friendly combination of low taxes, fair courts, smart regulations, and world-class workforce" are responsible for Toyota's decision to move its sales headquarters from California to the Lone Star State.
"Over the past decade, Texas and Toyota have developed a strong partnership that has resulted in good-paying jobs for thousands of Texans," Perry said in a statement about the automakers move Monday. "Toyota understands that Texas employer-friendly combination of low taxes, fair courts, smart regulations and world-class workforce can help businesses of any size succeed and thrive. Were proud that both the Tundra and Tacoma bear the words Made in Texas, and were excited our state will be the nexus for Toyotas North American operations moving forward."
Toyota already has manufacturing facilities in Texas. Perry's office said the Texas Enterprise Fund offered Toyota a $40 million investment for moving its sales headquarters, which are expected to employ about 4,000 people.
TEF was created in 2003 to give companies incentives to bring jobs and investments to Texas. Perry's office said the Toyota project would be "one of the largest job creation projects in TEF history" when it is completed. The TEF investment is contingent on the finalization of contracts as well as a local incentive agreement.
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Ouch, that’s gonna leave a mark.
Suck it Brown.
1,000 Toyota finance jobs from New York are also moving to Texas as part of the deal.
Maybe he could invite Linda Ronstadt to cut the opening ribbon?
“which are expected to employ about 4,000 people.”
Hopefully native Texans....please don’t import a ton of cal or NY liberal loons.
Look for the NTSB to find all 2015 Toyotas have new mysterious ghost acceleration issues.
“What can Brown do to you?”
so how do you say yeehaw in japanese?
Funny how that works...
The states that operate themselves like a business, and treat incoming business like a Useful and Valuable Thing seem to do well, even as the five-year plans of the Tax Commisarriats of the Socialist States seem to be “losing” the game.
Well, whattya know?
Kentucky is weird huh
You should see the Japanese square dancers... Those folks love Texas. Cute as a button with the snap-button shirts and red-hankies knotted around their necks. These folks had a ball at the Alamo.
Exactly. For those of you who live in or close to LA.
Guess what, who do you think is going to make up for the lost
taxes on 5000 workers?
YOU WILL pay more!
Get out of CA before they enact an EXIT Tax.
God Bress Texas.
I think it’s pronounced the same :-)
And from Kentucky;
Toyota closing Erlanger ops, moving 1,600 jobs
Toyota is closing its Erlanger facility to establish a new North American operations
headquarters in Plano, Texas.
The decision means about 1,600 jobs will move from Northern Kentucky as a part of the
automakers nationwide consolidation of operations.
They don’t usually move anyone but upper management in these types of moves. I worked with state farm when they moved their regional office and that is all they moved. The rest were all local hires.
“Hopefully native Texans....please dont import a ton of cal or NY liberal loons.”
While I agree with you, California already got it’s “dose of the political Clap” from New England twenty years ago or more, so in your greed to attract business from California, be careful what you wish for. From my position, it’s a good thing for these large businesses to leave the Golden State. We have too many people, beyond too many of the wrong kind of people. Having our population diminish would be a good thing. The other thing you might want to look into is the actual number of “native” Texans who would be capable of taking these jobs. There is something somewhere about turning a sows ear into a silk purse.
Go Perry! I was sorry he washed out the last time around in the presidential elections. But that was so stacked for Romney that nobody else had a chance. I think the same thing is going to happen this time around.