Toyota Creates Jobs in Alabama and Beyond

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At Serra Toyota of Decatur, we know that when America does well, we do well and our community prospers. That’s why we were excited to read that Toyota is adding not only a great deal to Alabama’s economy but also to America’s. We thought our customers in Athens, AL would like to know that not only is our new and pre-owned Toyota inventory great to drive, but it is also helping support jobs in Alabama and beyond.

Toyota in Alabama

A new study by the Center for Automotive Research, claims that Toyota is supporting an estimated 9,700 jobs in Alabama. These jobs can be found at the Toyota Huntsville engine factory, its suppliers, and other ancillary operations, including dealerships. To put that number in perspective, the same study claims that 1 out of every 200 workers in our state had a job thanks to Toyota manufacturing, sales, logistics or support operations in 2015. The Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama, Inc., which is located at 1 Cotton Valley Drive, Huntsville, Alabama, currently employs more than 1,450 employees, they produce the V6, and V8 engines found in vehicles like the 2017 Toyota Tundra. According to Greg Canfield, secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce, “Toyota has been a valued partner to Alabama for more than 15 years, and its significant contributions to the Huntsville community and the state continue to make a powerful positive impact.”

Toyota in the Rest of America

Toyota is not only giving Alabama an economic lift, many other states are benefiting from Toyota including:

  • Kentucky: Nearly 30,000 jobs and $1.8 billion in payroll in 2015
  • Indiana: 27,500 jobs which are fueled by a $4.6 billion investment
  • Nationwide: Overall, studies claim that Toyota has created or supports 470,100 jobs, with $32.3 billion in private non-farm payroll income.

To learn more about how these American jobs play a role in the creation of new or pre-owned Toyota cars, please contact our Toyota dealership in Decatur, AL or visit the Toyota website.

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