Yerington Chamber of Commerce


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Yerington, Nevada 89447

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Here are some of the most recent business developments impacting Yerington and Lyon County.

Tesla Motors Gigafactory

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An artist’s rendering of the finished Tesla Gigafactory.

Time.com reports the new Tesla facility is expected to bring 6,500 much-needed jobs to the area. The Reno Gazette-Journal says the project is employing 1,000 construction workers, which will jump to 2,500 as four different phases of construction are completed. Tesla has nearly tripled its Nevada land purchases since its original purchase of 1,000 acres in 2014, some of which could include future solar farms to power the factory.

  • According to Fortune.com, the 980-acreTesla Gigafactory is slated to be fully operational sometime in 2020.
  • The cutting-edge facility will build, test, and validate lithium-ion cell batteries for Tesla’s new line of $35,000 electric sedans. It will produce enough battery power for 500,000 vehicles.
  • Total construction and development costs are expected to be $5 billion, including road extensions that will open thousands of acres for new development.

USA Parkway: I-80 to US 50

The USA Parkway is expected to be completed by 2017. The partially-constructed roadway begins ten miles east of Reno. An extension from the current end of pavement south to US 50 in Lyon County is in the works.

  • The extension will complete the 18-mile-long tarmac, providing an additional connection between I-80 and US 50.
  • It will enhance accessibility to and mobility between Lyon and Storey counties as well as support economic development in both areas.

Nevada Copper

image001The three-year Pumpkin Hollow Project is expected to yield up to 260 million pounds of copper a year when it opens in 2017. The large, advanced-stage development will include underground and open pit mining just east of Yerington.

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Yerington Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 1692 227 S Main Street
Yerington Nevada 89447
(775) 463-2245
Promoting the interests of business through advocacy, networking, and education.