This could be big for Nebraska. The state is one of several in the running for a multi-million dollar Toyota-Mazda auto assembly plant that would employ thousands of people. Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce CEO David Brown says officials statewide have joined efforts to work on this project.
Brown says, “We have put together a group called Team Toyota. It is led by the governor. The partnership between the Omaha economic development folks and the Lincoln economic development folks and the state economic development department with literally hundreds of volunteers are already involved in doing sight searches, putting materials together that respond to the request that Toyota has made. We are busy trying to figure out what it is going to take to land here in Nebraska.”
Brown says everyone involved knows what it takes to make something like this happen. He says it involves a little bit of luck and the rest is to be ready and prepared. He says, “We are as ready as we ever have been. I think we can give this a really good shot and our fingers are crossed that we can land it here.”
Nebraska is one of a dozen states in the running for the $1.6 billion dollar plant. Brown says this isn’t just the great jobs but an equal number of jobs in suppliers that will be needed located near the new plant.