(KFYI News) U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar (AZ-04) and Arizona lawmakers from both parties sent a letter to Tesla Motor's CEO Elon Musk asking that Tesla picks Arizona as the location for its new lithium battery 'gigafactory,' that would bring 6,500 jobs to the state.
Reps. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.), David Schweikert (R-Ariz.), Ron Barber (D-Ariz.), Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Ed Pastor (D-Ariz.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.) signed the letter.
"Locating in Arizona will allow Tesla Motors to take advantage of our state’s low cost of doing business, simplified tax system, highly skilled workforce, unique access to major markets and extraordinary quality of life. For these and many other reasons, Arizona presents an ideal choice for this revolutionary factory," the letter reads.
Arizona is one of four states in final consideration by Tesla Motors for its new gigafactory. New Mexico, Nevada and Texas are also being considered.