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Jon Talton

Analysis and commentary on economic news, trends and issues, with an emphasis on Seattle and the Northwest.

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September 11, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Nevada’s impossible Tesla gamble

I have hesitated to comment on Nevada beating out several states to win a coveted battery factory for electric automaker Tesla. After all, with Washington giving Boeing nearly $9 billion in tax breaks for the 777X, it might seem like a “pot, meet kettle” situation. But there are important differences. While distasteful and bowing to corporate…


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