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Governor's Office Not Worried About Tesla's Progress

Nevada’s economic development chief assured a panel of state lawmakers Wednesday that Tesla’s gigafactory is on track in both hiring and capital investment.

Steve Hill, the executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, told members of the legislative commission that he doesn’t have any concerns at this time.

The Las Vegas Review Journal reportsthat lawmakers questioned Hill about a June audit that didn’t match the job projections in 2014 when the state approved a $1.3 billion dollar incentive package.

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Tesla recently said its workforce is up to 850. Hill said there is some concern about finding qualified workers, but said the company still has to invest 11.5 billion in the state to qualify for the entire 1.3 billion in incentives.