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Published:Sunday | June 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

TOKYO (AP): Toyota will restart the construction of its Mississippi plant, which will provide 2,000 jobs and be up and running by the fall of next year, the automaker said Thursday.

Toyota Motor Corp's auto plant in Blue Springs, Mississippi, was initially planned to be completed by 2010, but building was suspended after the US economy nose-dived in late 2008.

The plant will make 150,000 Corolla compact cars a year, moving back to North America production Toyota had temporarily shifted to Japan when it pulled out of a California joint venture with General Motors Co in April, Toyota said.