ASHLAND, Ky. (WCHS/WVAH) -- Toyota and the city of Ashland announced about 50 new jobs will be coming to the area with the opening of a new Toyota dealership.
A groundbreaking will be held Monday for the new 30,707-square foot facility at 3503 Winchester Avenue in Ashland.
The dealership is expected to be completed in December.
The facility will include state-of-the-art service equipment, 15 service bays, and a large customer service lounge, according to a news release from Toyota.
Owners Clay Green and Mike Ayres said they will be using local workers during construction and will be adding about 50 jobs to the area.
“We are excited to bring the Toyota brand to Ashland to service all Toyota customers in Boyd county and surrounding Kentucky, West Virginia, and Ohio areas," Green said in the release.
Ashland Mayor Steve Gilmore said the new dealership is another example of the "renaissance" that is taking place in Ashland.
“This new Toyota dealership is another example of the “renaissance” that is taking place throughout our city. This new facility, in East Ashland, is a major piece of our economic development vision for jobs and commerce within Ashland’s city limits!”