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Here And Now: Nevada Gov. Signs Record $1.25 Billion Tesla Deal

Governor Brian Sandoval of Nevada last night signed a record deal green lighting Tesla Motors’ bid to build an electric car battery factory to the state.

The deal gives Tesla $1.25 billion in tax abatements, including discounted electricity for the plant.

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The factory will be one of the world’s largest buildings and is expected to bring some 6,500 jobs to the state.

Chris Sieroty of KNPR in Las Vegas tells Here & Now’s Sacha Pfeiffer where the money will come from and what’s in it for Nevada and for Tesla.


Chris Sieroty, reporter for KNPR in Las Vegas. He tweets  @sierotyfeatures.
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