Late in 2013, Tesla summoned economic development officials from seven states to its auto factory in Fremont, Calif. After a tour, they gathered in a conference room, where Tesla executives explained their plan to build the biggest lithium-ion battery factory in the world — then asked the states to bid for the project. Nevada at first offered its standard package of incentives [...] Tesla negotiators wanted far more [...] With the deal imperiled, Steve Hill (Nevada's executive director of the Governor's Office of Economic Development) flew to Palo Alto in August to meet with Tesla's business development chief, Diarmuid O'Connell, a former State Department official who is the automaker's lead negotiator.Вообще рекомендую, статья очень веселая, как будто цельнотянутая из ak_47.
Чем О'Коннелл конкретно занимался в госдепартаменте? Вдруг, в виде какого-нибудь невероятного исключения, чем-нибудь непозорным?
As the U.S. State Department’s chief of staff for political military affairs during the early years of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, O’Connell saw firsthand the toll that U.S. dependence on foreign oil has taken on the country’s economic and military resources. So when he left the State Department after George W. Bush’s first term, O’Connell knew he wanted to get into the business of reducing American dependence on fossil fuels -- Dartmouth Alumni Magazine