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Examining the Tesla Deal: Who Wins? Who Loses? And How Will it Change Nevada?

It's the biggest economic development deal in Nevada history. The state will grant $1.25 billion in incentives to Tesla Motors to build a $5 billion Gigafactory near Reno.

Critics of the deal have already pointed out that it will take money from the fledgling film production credit program. And other wonder whether state and local governments will ever recoup the tax breaks.

But lawmakers unanimously approved the deal. The factory could create up to 6,500 well-paid jobs that are badly needed in Northern Nevada. And they say that Tesla's presence, along with Apple and the drone industry, could enhance the region's reputation and attract more high-tech investment.

What do you think of the Tesla deal? We want to hear from you.

GUESTS

Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick, Democrat, North Las Vegas

Support comes from

Assembly Minority Leader Pat Hickey, Republican, Reno

Greg Leroy, executive director, Good Jobs First

Chris Ramirez, founder, Silver State Production Services

Tray Abney, government relations director, The Chamber, Reno-Washoe-Northern Nevada

Robert Lang, director, Brookings Mountain West

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