Everyone in economic development in Northern California has their eyes on what is now a Toyota plant in Fremont. A Japanese paper printed an unnamed Toyota source saying the plant was going to be closed, but Toyota is denying it and saying no decision has been made.
The ripple effects of this across the Altamont pass into San Joaquin and Stanislaus county will be enormous. I have heard half of the 4500 employees work in San Joaquin and Stanislaus, and I know a large number of their suppliers do as well.
Let's hope this is just a rumor and Toyota stays in California.