Tesla to Ft. Bend County?


Tesla may be coming to Texas.

Fort Bend County's judge is inviting Elon Musk to move the headquarters for his luxury electric cars to the Houston area. Musk is frustrated with what he calls California's "fascist" approach to battling coronavirus, and fired off a tweet saying he would move the company headquarters to Texas or Nevada.

Judge KP George sent a letter to Musk saying "I understand you have become frustrated with the climate in your current location as we all fight this collective invisible enemy," adding he could "benefit from learning about Fort Bend County as your search for a suitable location continues."

An coronavirus-related order in the San Francisco Bay area forced Tesla's plant to close March 23; it was later extended until the end of May. Musk is suing Alameda County, California arguing they blocked his employees from returning to work, even as the state was easing its lockdown measures.

Musk's threat is not sitting well with at least one California lawmaker. San Diego Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez tweeted "F*ck Elon Musk." She later added, "California has highly subsidized a company that has always disregarded worker safety & well-being, has engaged in union busting & bullies public servants. I probably could’ve expressed my frustration in a less aggressive way. Of course, no one would’ve cared if I tweeted that."

Here is a copy of Judge George's letter:


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