Tesla Motors has selected Nevada for a massive, $5 billion factory that it will build to pump out batteries for a new generation of electric cars.
A person with familiar with Tesla's plans said Wednesday that Nevada beat out four other states which were vying for the project.
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The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because no official announcement has been made, said work soon will resume on a site outside Reno.
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval's office said only that the governor will make a "major economic development announcement" Thursday afternoon. A Tesla spokesman says company representatives will be at the Capitol for the announcement.
The other finalist states were California, Texas, Arizona and New Mexico.
Pritchard reported from Los Angeles