A survey of 70 site selection experts shows Texas in the lead to attract a manufacturing plant Toyota and Mazda are planning. But North Carolina is nipping at the Lone Star State’s heels. The two ranked one and two in the survey. The project is expected to create up to 4,000 jobs attached to the plant, which will crank out 300,000 vehicles a year. N.C. Commerce Secretary Tony Copeland said he’s optimistic about the state’s chances. North Carolina has four megasites–two in Chatham County, one in Guilford County and one in Edgecombe County—that could be suitable for the plant.