Faith in Science as a Job Creator Meets a Disruptor


An industrial center in northern Nevada will become the site of a huge new battery factory for Tesla Motors. The company's choice of Nevada over states that touted the value of having their research universities nearby may give policy makers cause to doubt the argument that investing in education is the surest ticket to economic success in the modern, high-tech world.
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Elon Musk, one of his generation’s greatest entrepreneurial minds, had a fundamental choice last week when deciding where to locate a huge new $5-billion battery factory for his Tesla Motors car company.

Mr. Musk could have chosen a state such as...

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