Houston News : Elon Musk could relocate Tesla’s headquarters to Texas. Two Houston-area officials weigh in.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk is looking to move the company’s corporate headquarters out of California, possibly to Texas. And two Houston-area officials are rolling out the welcome mat.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is looking to move the company’s corporate headquarters out of California, possibly to Texas. And two Houston-area officials are rolling out the welcome mat.

Photo: Jerome Adamstein, FILE / TNS

Photo: Jerome Adamstein, FILE / TNS

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is looking to move the company’s corporate headquarters out of California, possibly to Texas. And two Houston-area officials are rolling out the welcome mat.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is looking to move the company’s corporate headquarters out of California, possibly to Texas. And two Houston-area officials are rolling out the welcome mat.

Photo: Jerome Adamstein, FILE / TNS

Elon Musk could relocate Tesla’s headquarters to Texas. Two Houston-area officials weigh in.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is looking to move the company’s corporate headquarters out of California, possibly to Texas. And two Houston-area officials are rolling out the welcome mat. 

Musk took to Twitter on Saturday to announce his dissatisfaction with California’s shelter-in-place orders. His company will not only sue the county where Tesla’s main manufacturing plant is located but will also relocate.

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“Frankly, this is the final straw. Tesla will now move its HQ and future programs to Texas/Nevada immediately,” Musk tweeted. “If we even retain Fremont manufacturing activity at all, it will be dependent on how Tesla is treated in the future. Tesla is the last carmaker left in CA.”

Fort Bend County Judge K.P. George and Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña both offered Musk a warm reception.

George sent a letter to Musk extending an offer to connect the billionaire with his office and economic drivers in Fort Bend. “We stand ready to work with you and your team to explore the many options that exist in our community,” George wrote. 

Pena reached out to Musk via social media. “We’d welcome you and Tesla’s operations in @HoustonTX,” he tweeted.

Tesla is the only major automaker with a factory in California. Musk’s tweets come as automakers including General Motors and Ford announced they’ll restart their plants on May 18 and U.S. Toyota restarts production on Monday.

Tesla reported a net profit in the first three months of 2020; however, analysts expect the coronavirus pandemic will adversely affect its earnings this year.





in Houston

Source : chron.com