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Toyota officials eased many minds in Northeast Mississippi following the announcement by stating the new Alabama plant would not have an impact on the Blue Springs facility, which also produces the popular Corolla model.

Toyota executives and Alabama Governor Kay Ivey are slated to attend that announcement, sources said.

The Huntsville City Council on Thursday approved a $320 million local incentive package for the factory.

"We applaud the people of the region and are pleased to see that so many other automakers recognize the same great qualities here that we did back in the mid-90s: a highly skilled and dedicated workforce, an amiable business climate, and great Southern hospitality". That figure does not include a local incentive package still being finalized.

The joint-venture plant will be Toyota's 11th USA manufacturing facility.

The decision to pick Alabama is another example of foreign-based automakers building USA factories in the South.

"We welcome the Toyota-Mazda plant - the newest addition to the automotive industry in the state of Alabama", Hoff said. To entice manufacturers, Southern states have used a combination of lucrative incentive packages, low-priced labor and a pro-business labor environment since the United Auto Workers union is stronger in Northern states.

Toyota and Mazda said the Huntsville plant will eventually employ up to 4,000 people. Overall it has 36,000 USA employees, not including those at dealerships.

The production at the plant will be split equally between the two automakers. "Build plant in US or pay big border tax".

"We look forward to watching the same success story unfold for Toyota-Mazda."

Production at the plant will split evenly between the companies, producing the Toyota Corolla compact auto and an as-yet-unreleased crossover from Mazda.

The sheer cost of the plant also makes a partnership logical, as it boosts cost-efficiency and economies of scale. The final location in the mostly non-unionized South also came with tax credits, abatements and training worth $370 million, according to Jerry Underwood, a spokesman for the Alabama Department of Commerce.

In another key milestone, the Honda plant in November celebrated production of the 1 millionth engine since starting up its new engine assembly facility three years earlier.


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