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Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 10:11 am | Updated: 10:17 am, Wed Apr 23, 2014.

If some of the chatter about the location for the proposed Tesla battery plant has died down, it is because of recent media reports that the “gigafactory”  may not be needed.

New Mexico was one of the states - along with Nevada, Texas and Arizona that are being considered for a $5 billion plant that would eventually provide 6,500 direct jobs and hundreds of others who supply and service the facility.

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Bruce Krasnow is a native of Chicago and worked at publications in Illinois, Florida and Washington State before joining The New Mexican in 1996. He is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and the Columbia University School of Journalism.

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