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SAN ANTONIO (Aug. 4, 2017) — San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff responded Friday to the announcement by Toyota and Mazda that the companies jointly plan to build a $1.6 billion manufacturing plant in the United States that could create as many as 4,000 jobs.
“Toyota is an important asset to our community, and we are seeking consideration as a location for the plant announced today,” Mayor Nirenberg said. “The automotive manufacturing industry has long been targeted by local economic development officials. We’ve built a decades-long relationship with Japan and have an experienced workforce. We know the competition to win the plant will be fierce. Still, this team has been successful before, and we look forward to the challenge.”
"Bexar County and the City of San Antonio will work with the State of Texas and other economic development partners in a unified effort," Judge Wolff said. "Our community is very proud of our current Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas operation, the on-site supplier park and the nearly 7,000 men and women who build the highest-quality Toyota Tundras and Tacomas in the world. Toyota and Mazda are not going to find a better site than ours."
The community has a strong relationship with Toyota that began with the construction of the Toyota manufacturing plant in San Antonio, which began producing trucks in 2006.