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Electric vehicle company picks Oklahoma for assembly plant

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Updated: Jun. 17, 2021 at 4:45 PM CDT
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PRYOR, Okla. (AP) - A California-based electric vehicle company has selected Oklahoma for its U.S. manufacturing facility, which is expected to employ 2,000 people.

Los Angeles-based Canoo and Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt announced the company’s decision on Thursday.

The company plans to build a 400-acre campus at MidAmerica Industrial Park in Pryor, near Tulsa.

The company says its factory will include a paint and body shop, along with a general assembly plant.

It is targeted to open in 2023. Tulsa was in the running last year for a Tesla electric vehicle manufacturing facility that ultimately went to Austin, Texas.

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