Brad Messer Commentary • KTSA • Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004


Toyota Rocks

A year ago today, I was saying some nice words about Toyota's good corporate citizenship.

One point was emphasized:

"Instead of asking for huge tax breaks which it certainly would have been granted, Toyota volunteered to pay— not only what would come due in time, but more than $60-million it would never owe! Sixty-plus million dollars, voluntarily pledged to schools and the city. Toyota could have won a hospital district tax abatement: Toyota said no, we’ll pay, thank you."

That was the assessment of the new arrival twelve months ago today.

During this past year, Toyota hasn't done a thing to make us less happy that they chose our town for a new assembly plant.

It sure is great when things work out, isn't it.

Brad Messer— commentary, KTSA.


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