Big news coming out of the Toyota plant in Princeton this week. Officials announced an investment of 600 million dollars into the plant and the addition of 400 news jobs!

This investment comes as a response to the demand for more Toyota Highlanders. Toyota can't make these vehicles fast enough, so they need to expand the plant and add hundreds of new folks to turn them out. The plant will now be able to produce an additional 40,000 Highlanders. Keep in mind, the new production of these vehicles and the bulk of these new jobs will happen in 2019, but Toyota officials say there are still job openings available now.

Residents, and especially business owners, hope that this investment will also mean economic growth for the Princeton area.

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