Faraday deal result of long push by governor and NLV leaders

Dec. 9, 2015 by LAS VEGAS SUN

In what could become a major economic boon for the region, Southern Nevada might soon host its own version of Tesla’s electric-car factory — the result of a long behind-the-scenes push by Gov. Brian Sandoval, his staff and the staff of the city of North Las Vegas.

Electric-car startup Faraday Future plans to open its $1 billion factory in North Las Vegas at the sparsely populated, 18,000-acre Apex Industrial Park, Chinese tech billionaire Jia Yueting said in a letter to Nevada legislators obtained by the Associated Press. The state has been in talks over the past few months to bring electric-car startup Faraday Future to North Las Vegas. Nevada was competing with California, Georgia and Louisiana.