http://www.theoaklandpress.com/stories/011207/loc_2007011232.shtml Article summary. . . Tesla Motors is opening an engineering center in Rochester Hills, MI. A dozen engineers have been hired and the staff should grow to about sixty people this year. Martin Eberhard says, "We're deep into the engineering on White Star and staffing up like crazy. We're looking to hire chassis engineers, body engineers and suspension engineers, not so much on the power plant." Also, "If you want to hire good automotive engineers, you have to come here." "The governor's also making us think about manufacturing White Star in Michigan. She is very persuasive," he said. "To be honest, we weren't thinking about Michigan before this for a variety of reasons." Also noted: Tesla has orders for 270 Roadsters and will probably initiate a second round of fundraising later this year.