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Tesla breaks ground in northern Nevada.
Media Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Nancy Leuenhagen

Reno, Nevada. August 1, 2014. Statement from Washoe County Commission Chair David Humke on Nevada becoming a finalist for “gigafactory” site:

Thursday, Tesla announced that the company has broken ground in northern Nevada on a site that could potentially be the location for the new multi-billion dollar gigafactory. The Washoe County Commission and staff are excited about the many positive economic indicators for our region, and have been promoting the numerous benefits this region offers to industries looking to relocate to northern Nevada. The news yesterday about Tesla is an affirmation of how well this region can compete nationally and internationally to attract these types of economic development opportunities.

“This has been a wonderful team effort by the State of Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Nevada counties, the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN), and our business and education partners. We’re excited about the possibility of Tesla coming to Northern Nevada and the potential benefits to our workforce and our community.”