The Community Development Foundation functioned as the marketing wing of a state-wide effort to recruit TOYOTA Motor Sales to the Wellspring Project site located in Blue Springs, Mississippi. This TVA certified mega-site was chosen by TOYOTA in February of 2007 and construction began in April 2007. The Wellspring Project began in September of 2001 as the PUL Alliance (Pontotoc, Union, & Lee County) and was approved in 2003 under state legislation allowing collaboration between multi-governmental jurisdictions for major economic development purposes. This was the State of Mississippi's first regional economic development alliance. For the history, timeline and the latest news about Toyota Manufacturing Mississippi and the Wellspring Project, please visit the Wellspring Project website located at www.wellspringproject.com
GOVERNOR BARBOUR ANNOUNCES TOYOTA TO RESUME OPERATIONS IN BLUE SPRINGS, MISSISSIPPI / TO BUILD THE COROLLA--- 6.17.2010 Blue Springs, Mississippi – Governor Haley Barbour announced today the Toyota Motor Corporation is resuming preparations to begin production at its north Mississippi plant. The company plans to produce the Toyota Corolla, the best-selling car of all time, at the Blue Springs plant. Read the rest of the official Toyota Press Release here in the Wellspring Project Press Room.