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Toyota Texas Manufacturing San Antonio

The San Antonio Toyota plant

Toyota's decision to build a manufacturing plant in San Antonio was a tremendous boost to the area economy providing long term employment opportunity for the San Antonio workforce. The Toyota manufacturing facility in south Bexar county is the world's largest Toyota manufacturing facility sitting on 2000 acres with 1.5 million square feet in plant size.

San Antonio Toyota Jobs Impact

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas (TMMTX) projects direct employment of 2,000 workers by spring 2007 and along with TMMTX suppliers employment, the total impact will be over 4,000 jobs making Toyota an employment force in the Texas economy. Toyota invested $850 million building the manufacturing facility in San Antonio which produces the full-size Tundra pickup. Tundra production started November 17, 2006. Bringing this many additional jobs to San Antonio created increased construction of multi-family housing and brought new residential neighborhood developments to south Bexar county. Traveling in this area of San Antonio, one can see that progress is being made in preparation for thousands of new workers employed at the Toyota Texas manufacturing facility and other companies supporting production.

Toyota Plant Land Value Effects

Land values around the Toyota manufacturing plant went through the roof following their announcement of the Toyota Texas San Antonio facility location. Detailed real estate information can be found just about anywhere but the fact is land that was once priced and sold by the acre was all of a sudden valued by the square foot. San Antonio had a number of overnight millionaires. Families that lived on 15 acres of land near the Toyota facility suddenly lived on 653,400 square feet of prime real estate. The real estate brokerage community descended on this south San Antonio area in record time and a lot of money changed hands. This part of Bexar county still has a record number of for sale signs with a lot of property up for grabs. The value of the Toyota property increased by around 400% in one year. Speculation as for future land values around the Toyota facility is beyond the capability of this site owner.

Additional Toyota Texas Information

San Antonio is extremely happy to have Toyota here. Toyota has always been a responsible corporate citizen and generous philanthropically. Their state of the art facility is environmentally advanced and ecologically sound with efficiency goals to help minimize any sort of waste. On-site suppliers aid in the production and assembly of the Tundra pickup and estimates are that the production capacity is 200,000 vehicles per year.