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Oklahoma ready for auto industry after Tesla battle


August 7, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma has launched a new effort to lure the automotive industry, and state economic leaders say there's room for growth in the recent race to land a Tesla plant.

Oklahoma has secured 2,700 resumes of engineers and other highly trained individuals and has laid out a convincing case that Tesla's costs for manufacturing in Tulsa would be 25-35% less than costs in Austin, Texas, The Journal Record reported Wednesday.

Secretary of Commerce and Workforce Development Sean Kouplen offered an after-action review of the effort to land Tesla and comments about the growing pot...

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