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10.14
2016
by Dale Buss | Forbes | 10-14-2016

Toyota stunned the auto industry and big swaths of America a couple of years ago when the Japanese automaker announced that it was going to pick up all of its sales, marketing and administrative operations in Southern California -- along with about 4,000 jobs -- and move them lock, stock and barrel to ... Texas?

10.07
2016
by David Welch | Bloomberg | 10-07-2016

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. downgraded Tesla Motors Inc., ditching a buy rating it placed on the stock in May as the investment bank co-managed a $1.4 billion stock offering for the electric-car maker. Shares fell the most in five weeks.

08.05
2016
by Claudia Grisales | Austin American Statesman | 08-05-2016

In addition to growth at its San Antonio plant, Toyota is now centralizing its North American headquarters and other operations in Plano. The news came on the heels of a GM announcement last year it would infuse its Arlington plant with a $1.4 billion expansion.

08.01
2016
by Richard Barney | Good 360 | 08-01-2016

Toyota cares about community outreach. The auto-manufacturer plans to relocate its North American headquarters from Torrance, California to Plano, Texas in 2017, and it’s currently planning on building a substantial 100-acre campus in Plano to the tune of $300 million. However, instead of solely concentrating on the construction of the new campus, Toyota is invested in giving back to Plano, helping to support and enrich the community through donations and employee volunteer programs. This not only highlights the company’s commitment towards this Texan community, but it also showcases Toyota’s core belief in the power of philanthropy.

05.15
2016
by Louis Hansen | The Mercury News | 05-15-2016

The automaker’s urgent upgrade of its Fremont facility benefited from cheap, imported workers, but did the companies involved flout visa and labor laws?

05.10
2016
by Eric Peters | The Detroit News | 05-10-2016

If Elon Musk’s various projects are so fabulous, why do they all need government “help”?

02.17
2016
The Bay Area Observer | 02-17-2016

Representative Wayne Smith (R, Baytown) hosted Hal Lenox, the Western regional director of government affairs for General Motors, and announced the company’s donation of $10,000 to the Battleship TEXAS Foundation aboard the historical battleship alongside members of the Battleship TEXAS Foundation, members of the San Jacinto Historical Advisory Board, and Conrad Garcia, Jr., President of the Chapter 22 Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. 

10.30
2015
by Matthew DeBord | Business Insider | 10-30-2015

Tesla will report third-quarter earnings next week. The second half of October has been rough for Elon Musk's startup electric-car maker. The biggest issue arose when Consumer Reports pulled its "recommended" rating for the company's Model S sedan, citing an annual owners survey that found the vehicle wanting.

07.14
2015
by JIM MALEWITZ | Texas Tribune | 07-14-2015

Giving a nod to franchised auto dealerships, Gov. Greg Abbott has suggested that Texas doesn’t need to carve out a loophole in its laws that would allow Tesla to sell its high-end electric cars directly to consumers.  

06.10
2015
by General Motors | | 06-10-2015

DETROIT –The General Motors Foundation announced today a $100,000 grant to

American Red Cross to aid in emergency relief efforts in Texas after flooding and

tornadoes have devastated the region.

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