For Immediate Release
Reno, Nevada. Sept. 4, 2014. Thursday, Tesla announced the opening of a multi-billion dollar battery “gigafactory” in northern Nevada pending legislative approval. The announcement is great news for our region. The gigafactory is expected to bring thousands of jobs to our area and give a boost to the regional economy.
“The Washoe County Commission and staff are excited about the great news that Tesla has chosen northern Nevada. We have been promoting the numerous benefits this region offers to industries and Tesla coming our way shows we do indeed have plenty of economic opportunities for those looking to relocate,” said Washoe County Commission Chairman David Humke. "Although we are still dealing with the remnants of the recession this is a convincing sign that we are headed in the right direction. I want to thank the State of Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Storey County, the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN), and our business and education partners. Washoe County welcomes Tesla to northern Nevada.”