In an article published on Thursday, January 11 in The Birmingham News, Warren Matthews provides insight on the forthcoming Toyota-Mazda auto plant coming to Alabama. Specifically, Matthews expands on the factors that determined the plant’s location. Though Huntsville will house the new plant, Birmingham still will reap many of the benefits Toyota-Mazda brings. Matthews emphasizes the lack of flat space available in the metro area to accommodate the 1,252-acre plant and the potential for a rise in business taxes, detailing, “You could be losing money but be paying a significant amount of business license tax. There is no cap. It is a pretty tough tax.”
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