An internal email circulated today at the Nissan offices in Gardena says no decision has been made about relocating to Tennessee. Doesn't seem like many employees believe it, but the company claims today's media reports that Nissan is Nashville bound are greatly exaggerated. Though, Nissan doesn't deny that it's leaving town. Email after the jump:
Sent on behalf of Jim Morton, Sr. Vice President, Administration & Finance and Jed Connelly, Sr. Vice President, Sales & Marketing
In September we notified all employees that a study was being
conducted to determine if our current NNA and NMAC headquarter
locations would support our future business objectives in an ever
increasingly competitive market. This facility study is ongoing.
Today, several media outlets have reported that Nissan has decided to
move its North American Headquarters from Gardena to a location in
Tennessee. We can tell you that no decision regarding any facility
relocation has been made. During a recent employee-executive dialogue
meeting, Mr. Ghosn committed to providing a decision on this matter by
mid-November. We are still committed to that timing.
While there is much media speculation regarding this matter, be
assured that any official announcements regarding any of our business
decisions will be communicated to you first through our corporate
communications network and not through any external media.