Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval yesterday announced that Tesla would be opening a multi-billion dollar factory in the state, creating more than 6,500 clean technology jobs for Nevadans and investing up to $100 billion dollars in the state over the next two decades.
Governor Sandoval held a joint press conference yesterday to make the announcement, saying, “These 21st century pioneers, fueled with innovation and desire, are emboldened by the promise of Nevada to change the world. Nevada is ready to lead.”
Reports credit the state’s commitment to low-cost renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind, and geothermal, as one of the main reasons Tesla was drawn to the state. As Tesla head Elon Musk said at the announcement, Nevada is a “really get things done state. That was a really important part of the decision.”
Governor Sandoval also thanked his Senate colleagues on both sides of the aisle, demonstrating how important it is to put politics aside in the interest of creating jobs and developing innovative solutions to our energy issues.
The clean technology industry is creating jobs across the country, growing our economy and showing how innovation in clean energy can create jobs while preserving our climate for future generations.
Read more about Tesla’s plans in Nevada here.