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Possible Tesla Plant in Texas

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(KCEN) -- How's this for a trade. Sixty-five-hundred manufacturing jobs and an investment of more than $4-billion in exchange for the right to sell cars in Texas.

Tesla Motors wants to do just that.

Tesla is looking to build a 'gigafactory' for producing lithium-ion batteries and electric storage applications.

Texas is one of four states named as a finalist for the massive plant, along with Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico.

So why is Texas such an intriguing candidate?

It all stems from the contentious relationship Texas lawmakers have had with Tesla in keeping the electric car maker from selling cars here.

Until now, there has been little reason to believe Texas' ban on direct auto sales would be lifted, but some believe the new gigafactory could change all of that.

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