Tesla plans to sell its electric cars only online as it accelerates its cost-cutting efforts. The company will close many of its 378 stores, but leave some open as galleries or "information centers" in high-traffic areas.
The plant employs 2,500 people—plus another 500 in a pool of temporary production workers whose numbers fluctuate depending on the company’s needs—and pays millions in taxes annually to state and local government.
In the 1920s, Indianapolis was one of the most innovative cities in the nation. But after “the dark tragedy of the roaring twenties,” Indianapolis lost its edginess for decades and only recently has begun to regain it.