EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – Governer Greg Abbott touted the Texas economy as Toyota unveiled it’s first ever Toyota Tundra hybrid pick-up truck.

Governor Abbott made a stop at the Toyota truck assembly plant in San Antonio for the ceremony which celebrated the companies first major model change at the plant since it opened.

While there, Governor Abbott highlighted the boost Toyota gives to the Texas economy saying the company set the example for more to follow.

“In the first 11 months of the year, there are 70 businesses that relocated their headquarters to Texas, mathematically that is a new headquarters moved to Texas every 5 days during the course of this year. All of these companies that are moving to Texas, that are growing in Texas, are following a trail blazed by Toyota.”

Gov. Greg Abbott

Abbott pointing to the new massive Samsung semiconductor plant coming to Texas, as well as the $30 billion semiconductor plant that announced their move a couple of weeks back.

Officials from toyota texas saying they are doninting $650,000 to the community to help expand access to food, stem education and transportation.

The following was released by Governor Greg Abbott’s office:

Today Governor Greg Abbott delivered remarks at the Toyota Tundra roll off ceremony in San Antonio. During the ceremony, Toyota unveiled their all-new 2022 Toyota Tundra pickup truck and the first-ever tundra hybrid — made exclusively at Toyota’s San Antonio manufacturing plant.

“There is no brand more powerful than made in texas, and toyota’s san antonio-based production of the all-new 2022 toyota tundra is a testament to that,” said governor abbott. “Toyota has played a pivotal role in texas’ continued economic success, and I am grateful for the billions of dollars in investment and thousands of jobs they have brought to the lone star state. The unveiling of the 2022 tundra and the first-ever tundra hybrid is a celebration of what businesses can achieve when they choose to invest in the best state in the nation.”

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