Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday joined Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, U.S.A. to break ground on a new $1.6 billion plant in Huntsville.
The jointly owned-and-operated automotive production plant, which is expected to create 4,000 new jobs, is the largest economic development project landed by Alabama in the last decade.
“Not only is Mazda Toyota Manufacturing providing high-paying jobs, they are investing heavily in our future workforce. This will not only benefit them, but also other manufacturers in the area,” Ivey said. “One thing I’ve learned with Toyota being in our state is that they care for the communities where they do business – it is, after all, their home, too. And they prove it every day. We are lucky to have Mazda Toyota expanding in Alabama.”