Residents in Collin County are welcoming Toyota North America, who will break ground Tuesday in Plano at the site of their new U.S. headquarters.
There will be 4,000 possible positions that will transfer from Toyota's current home in California to a sprawling 100-acre campus off the Sam Rayburn Tollway and Legacy Drive in Plano. But a spokesperson does not expect all 4,000 people to make the move to Texas once construction is complete in late 2016.
That could open up new job possibilities for North Texans and residents in the area.
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"[I] think it’s great. I think it will help bring more jobs,” said Jill Cox, who has lived in Plano for seven years. “I think that it will boost the morale and think that it will help people who already live in Plano to think, ‘Hey we live in a great place.”
“I have a high school student and there might be some opportunities for her as far as job growth and things of that nature coming into Collin County,” said Kyle Bradford of Frisco.
A spokesperson for Toyota said the quality of life in North Texas is one of many reasons the company decided to make the move from California.
Other reasons include Texas’ central location in North America and tax incentives.