Back in February it was announced that Tesla was considering coming to New Mexico.  This would be HUGE for many reasons.  They are planning to make a decision and build their "gigafactory" by 2017.  This plant would build the batteries for the all-electric Tesla cars.  

As far as benefits for New Mexico, most importantly it would create approximately 6,500 jobs within the state.  This would make them the second largest employer in the state, behind Presbyterian Hospital/Health Plan.  Not only would those 6,500 new jobs be created, but those employees would spend money, boosting the economy in the area.  Not to mention the need for suppliers throughout the area.  

We are competing with Arizona, Texas and Nevada for the location.  While each state is…

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