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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Members of Arizona's congressional delegation agree they want Tesla Motors to make batteries in our state.

All eight Arizona representatives, Republican and Democrat alike, have signed a letter urging Tesla CEO Elon Musk to select Arizona as the location for its new "Gigafactory."

The $5 billion dollar high-tech battery production plant would create about 6,500 jobs.

The electric car maker is also looking at locations in Nevada, Texas, and New Mexico.

Read the letter here.

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