Statement by Governor Perry on Toyota’s Production Line Relocation to San Antonio, Texas

August 27, 2009

AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry today made the following statement regarding Toyota's announcement to relocate their Tacoma production line to San Antonio, Texas

"Today's announcement reflects the depth of the ties between Toyota and Texas while underscoring the strength of our state's workforce and job climate. Even in the midst of a national economic downturn, major employers continue to bring jobs and investment in Texas.

"While we are sympathetic to the hardship of the NUMMI workers in California, we know that Texans will continue to benefit from policies we've pursued that have made our state so attractive to employers.

"Following on the heels of major jobs announcements from Caterpillar, Farouk Systems, Medtronic and other employers, the good news from Toyota affirms my unshakeable belief that Texas is the best place to do business."

Key Points

  • Toyota's announcement follows major job announcements by Caterpillar, Farouk Systems and Medtronic