More than two decades ago, Daimler AG surprised the world when it chose to put down roots in Tuscaloosa County. That decision has paid off—for all of us. Today Mercedes-Benz is responsible for more than 24,500 jobs—both here at our plant in Vance and through our suppliers across the region. With an annual economic impact of more than $1.5 billion, our success in Alabama has paved the way for many other automakers to call the South their home, too. We’ve invested $4.5 billion in our Alabama plant and we’re in the midst of another $1.3 billion plant expansion. We look back with pride at what we’ve accomplished, and look forward to all the possibilities yet to come.