Toyota's chief executive for North America, Jim Lentz, said Perry had no role in Toyota's decision to move.Can you say taxes??
Perry "is an interesting guy," Lentz said in an interview. "I've never met him. I talked to him on the phone today for the first time. This was never about Governor Perry courting us."
When it came time to decide on the site from the four finalists, Plano "was clearly No. 1," Lentz said, but not because of the incentives it offered the company.Imagine that.
"Our decision was not based on the dollar amount we received," but rather on a friendly overall business climate and certain advantages for Toyota employees, from affordable housing and shorter commutes to the absence in Texas of a personal income tax.