Monthly Archives September 2014

It’s official: Tesla selects Nevada for its ‘Gigafactory’

Elon Musk, Chairman and CEO of Tesla Motors, announced today that the company has selected Nevada in which to locate its $5 billion battery Gigafactory. The company’s news release is here. Why Nevada over California? Well, for a few insights about that question, see the Oakland Tribune editorial published today, “Tesla’s Reno deal is another example of California’s bad business climate.” I’ve had the pleasure of working with representatives in Nevada — in the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada. These are some great people and I’m sure they’ve worked hard on this project. I presume
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