By Steve Dellar  |  01-11-2018   News
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President Trump was keen to congratulate Japanese Car Maker Toyota yesterday for their decision to start building a $1.6bn plant in Huntsville, Alabama, expected to bring some 4,000 jobs for Americans.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Good news: Toyota and Mazda announce giant new Huntsville, Alabama, plant which will produce over 300,000 cars and SUV’s a year and employ 4000 people. Companies are coming back to the U.S. in a very big way. Congratulations Alabama!</p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="">January 11, 2018</a></blockquote>

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With the stock market continuing to climb and US companies expecting a very good 2018 thanks to the tax reform and further economic confidence, many in Alabama agreed with him.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Cutting taxes and simplifying regulations makes America the place to invest! Great news as Toyota and Mazda announce they are bringing 4,000 JOBS and investing $1.6 BILLION in Alabama, helping to further grow our economy! <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="">January 10, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle said the plant will “provide jobs for decades to come for Huntsville and Alabama. It vaults Alabama to the top as an industry leader in producing the next generation of cars that will power our nation.”

Alabama continues to see car investments into its state in this manner ever since Trump took office. Last year, Daimler claimed it would invest $1 billion to expand its Alabama Mercedes-Benz plant and thus start building electric sport-utility vehicles there from about 2020.

Furthermore, Alabama is also home to assembly plants operated by Honda Motor Co and Hyundai Motor Co. A Kia Motors Corp assembly plant operates near the Alabama border in Georgia.

It is a big turnaround for Toyota in the US who a year ago, shortly before his inauguration as President, were still criticized by Trump and he threatened them with hefty tariffs. It now seems his strategy is paying off.


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Good, now build the wall !

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