Well the news is out and Reno has been chosen as the new location for Tesla’s Gigafactory.
Over the past few months there has been a lot of speculation about the large construction project near the Reno-Stead Airport. But Tesla’s announcement with Governor Sandoval is confirmation of the new site and proves that Northern Nevada is a major player in our nation’s economy and has a lot to offer.
Tesla’s new factory will manufacture lithium-ion batteries for their upcoming Model 3s and will require an additional 6,500 employees to operate the 10-million square foot facility. While this site is sure to help bring jobs, it’s also sure to increase the need for temporary and corporate housing services in Northern Nevada as families and workers influx the area.
According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Nevada’s unemployment rate is the third-highest in the country at 7.7%. The additional 6,500 jobs that Tesla needs to perform operations at the new site wouldn’t just help ease the unemployed and underemployed, but it would reinforce the notion that Reno’s economy isn’t just dependent on gambling and casinos.
We’re not just smiling faces and neon-lighted places.
Reno was in competition with other site locations that were being constructed in states like Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. But it’s hard to imagine that our short driving distance from Teslas’ headquarters in Palo Alto, California is what sold them on choosing us. Our businesses are booming here, and we’re not just talking about the Comstock days either! Apple is building their new data center here, our state was just approved for drone testing and companies like Amazon and Barnes and Noble already have facilities in the area. Tesla’s confirmation on building a large scale facility in Reno speaks volumes about what the city, the people, and the state offer.
Our ability to provide you with Reno corporate housing locations is second-to-none. So when you find yourself looking for temporary corporate housing in Carson City, Reno, Sparks or anywhere else, let us help! From more information about the Gigafactory coming to Reno check out form Tesla here.