Toyota to Move U.S. Headquarters to Texas

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Toyota's U.S. roots trace back to 1957, when the Japanese automaker set up shop in Hollywood, Calif., and 1982, when it established its current sales headquarters some 20 miles south in Torrance, Calif. But U.S. Toyota executives may soon have to move much farther than that. Toyota announced plans to relocate some 4,000 employees across major operations in Kentucky, New York and Southern California to the suburbs of Dallas — specifically Plano, Texas, once new corporate headquarters are completed in 2017. The move would put the executives closer to the bulk of Toyota's U.S. assembly plants, which are in Texas, Mississippi, Indiana and Kentucky.

Editor's note: This post was updated April 28 to reflect an official statement by Toyota.

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By Kelsey Mays | April 28, 2014 | Comments (5)

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Eric

Toyota is doing this to move "executives closer to the bulk of Toyota's U.S. assembly plants."

Yeah...that's it, sure.

Card13

Eric,

While I highly doubt the executives care about proximity to the plants, engineers have to travel to the plants relatively often. Being in driving or cheaper flying distance would definitely make for some significant savings every year

Tim

Lack of income tax and lower overall cost of living might have something to do with it. Also, it's a technology hub.

Randy

and it doesn't have anything to do with the lack of regulation that Gov Goodhair is so proud of and killed so many people in the town of West...not to mention that BP refinery that blows up about once every 2 years.

Yankees Fan

McKinsey Consulting reported that from 2011-2012 317 companies left CA for other states. TX was the recipient of 148 of those re-locations. Having lived in both CA and TX for several decades I can understand why. When it comes to family life and business operations TX is much much better. And this is coming from a born and bred New Yorker!

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