Could Roy Moore cost Alabama the $1.6 billion Toyota-Mazda plant?
Toyota-Mazda will announce in the first quarter of 2018 the site of their new $1.6 billion auto plant — Alabama or North Carolina.
Toyota and Mazda first announced their plans in August for the plant, which is projected to be operational by 2021. Toyota will build the Corolla there, while Mazda is expected to produce crossovers.
News of the announcement of the site decision timeline came just days before Alabama voters decide whether to make Roy Moore or Doug Jones their next Senator.
While Alabama automakers say the state has several factors in its favor, some business experts worry the “sordid” allegations against Moore and “extremist views” might discourage some businesses from locating here.
“What people don’t understand is that industry as a whole, everyone that I know, that I’m associated with – they don’t want to be in a place that’s known for extreme positions,” RSA CEO David Bronner said. “That’s left or right or anywhere. Business comes because they’re going to get a good workforce and more importantly, make money. They don’t want to run the risk of insulting their clients.”
Do you think Moore getting elected will hurt Alabama’s chances of landing the plant?
via Real-Time News from AL.com http://bit.ly/2zzWl2c
December 7, 2017 at 07:03AM