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Governor Perry makes bid for new factory

Governor Perry makes bid for new factory

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Sacramento, CA - Texas governor Rick Perry is hitting the west coast in hopes of bringing a new Tesla manufacturer to the Lone star state. Governor Perry has his eyes set on snagging jobs from California that are up for grabs as Tesla looks for a new home.

The Bay area electric car maker is now looking to build a multi-billion dollar battery factory that has the potential of adding 6,500 new jobs. California is in a fierce battle with Texas as they are not ready to give up the chance to house the new plant, even offering tax incentives of its own to lure Tesla in.    

Arizona and New Mexico are also hoping to get their hands on the new battery factory. Tesla is expected to make a decision later this year.