Elon Musk reportedly moving Tesla headquarters from California to Texas – Roadshow
Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk has reportedly announced plans to move the electric carmaker’s corporate headquarters from California to Texas.
“I’m excited to announce that we’re moving our headquarters to Austin, Texas,” Musk Thursday said during a sharholders meeting, according to the Daily Beast. The carmaker is currently based on Palo Alto, California.
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Musk said in December he would personally move to Texas and also tweeted in May 2020 that he’d be moving Tesla’s headquarters to Texas or Nevada “immediately.”
Musk began developing a Tesla gigafactory in Texas in the summer 2020, and he state is also one of the locations for operations by SpaceX, another of Musk’s companies. Musk has pressed engineers, technicians and builders interested in working for the spacerocket builder to relocate to Texas. “Please consider moving to Starbase or greater Brownsville/South Padre area in Texas and encourage friends to do so!” Musk tweeted in March.
The move comes on the heels of a series of clashes with Alameda County officials earlier this year over the forced shutdown of Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California over concerns for worker safety. Musk eventually ignored the order and reopened the factory after downplaying the severity of the pandemic, daring officials to arrest him. No arrests were made, but Musk did tweet that Tesla would be suing the county for “acting contrary to… our Constitutional freedoms and just plain common sense.”
Tesla could immediately be reached for comment, as the company dissolved its public relations department last year.
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October 7, 2021 at 04:12PM