January 18, 2018: AL.com (full link below)
Inside the deal that brought Toyota-Mazda to Alabama
Bidding on the new Toyota-Mazda “plant” was by invitation only, contacted in August by the professional services and commercial real estate company JLL. The city was one of a small number being asked to open discussions about a “large O.E.M (Original Equipment Manufacturer.”)
Now, the deal has been signed and the second part of the project begins: building the infrastructure needed for the plant. That work starts this summer. And Davis and his team turn to the other 50 projects on their economic recruitment board.