Monthly Archives April 2014

Toyota HQ Leaving California for Texas – A Bit of the Inside Story

The news media is filled with stories about Toyota relocating its North American headquarters to Plano, Texas. After reading several articles, I’ve concluded that a Bloomberg report is the most insightful. See “Toyota Move Depended on Internal Study Rather Than Perry.” The company conducted traditional methods to find an optimal location by starting the search with about 100 locations in mind. After about 75 locations didn’t meet the company’s specifications, they were eliminated, leaving 25 that received a more in-depth look. Finally, it came down to 7 communities. There is no indication about how many of those were visited by
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