Battle brewing over Tesla factory

LAS CRUCES (KRQE) – With New Mexico being one of four states that could land the Tesla Motors gigafactory, it looks like an in-state battle is brewing to get it.

Albuquerque wants the factory in the Duke City, but the Las Cruces Sun News is reporting that the Dona Ana County wants it too.

Tesla has said wherever the multi-billion dollar battery factory will go it would eventually employ 6,500 people.

Dona Ana County officials told the newspaper it’s working on ways to get the county some attention.

New Mexico is up against Texas, Arizona and Nevada for Tesla’s factory. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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