Unsurprisingly, the price to land a new automotive plant is steep. Toyota and Mazda are angling to receive an incentive package of at least $1 billion for the upcoming plant estimated to carry a value of $1.6 billion.
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By the time the plant opens in 2021, parts suppliers and other support operations would likely set up shop nearby, bringing more jobs.
In October, Toyota reduced the size of its initial investment in a new plant in Mexico. Mazda, which imports all the models it sells in the US, plans to produce crossovers alongside ToyotaCorolla compact cars at the new plant. Mazda executive vice president Akira Marumoto told reporters that the automakers will announce a final decision on the plant location by early next year.
Senator Menendez jury resumes as possible mistrial looms
He also declined a juror's request last Monday for a transcript of the closing argument by Abbe Lowell, Menendez's attorney. Melgen, in turn, paid for private jets, hotel rooms and forked over almost $75,000 in campaign contributions to Menendez.
Duke vs. Michigan State
The Duke player-of-the-year candidate scored 37 points in a 88-81 win for No. 1 Duke over No. 2 Michigan State on Tuesday night. Allen was clearly the difference in the game after he played all 40 minutes and stepped up whenever his team needed a big play.