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Economic Director: Huckabee and Toyota to Meet

November 18, 2002
Posted at: 6:00 p.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansas' economic development director said Monday that Toyota executives and Governor Huckabee are to meet in Arkansas within the next 30 days.

The meeting would be to discuss the possibility of the company locating a $650 million auto plant near Marion. Arkansas officials have been aggressively pushing the 200-acre site for the facility, which is expected to employ up to four thousand people within two years.

The plant would produce full-size Toyota pickups or sport utility vehicles. San Antonio is also competing for the plant. State economic development director Jim Pickens did not specify a date or a location for the meeting between the governor and the Toyota executives.

He said the governor and other state officials have spoken with Toyota executives numerous times about the Arkansas site.

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