What prompted Elon Musk to relocate Tesla's headquarters to Texas.
You've surely heard that Tesla is planning to relocate its headquarters out of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, revealed the announcement Thursday during a meeting that the company's headquarters will be relocated from Palo Alto to Austin, Texas.
Musk subsequently confirmed the news on Twitter Friday morning, writing "Exactly" in response to a Tesla blog post titled "Tesla Moved its Headquarters to Texas in Response to an Explicit Offer from a California Assemblywoman."
Tesla's exit from the state is timed to coincide with California Assemblywoman Lorena S. Gonzalez's May 2020 tweet "F**k" Elon Musk.
"California has funded a firm that has consistently prioritized profits over worker safety and well-being, engaged in union busting, and bullied public officials. I'm sure I could have shown my frustration more subtly. Naturally, no one would have bothered if I had tweeted it," Gonzalez continued on Twitter.
The tweet "indicates major problems within the governmental apparatus, which require reform," the blog states.
Musk also "selflessly attempted to defy the government's actions" when COVID-19 forced California to halt construction of Tesla's facility in Alameda County.
Gonzalez tweeted Thursday in response to the Texas news, "yep, he's still bad."
She continues by stating that he earns too much money from taxpayer subsidies in California to close factories that remain there and that he is "worth $200 billion and left his janitors hanging throughout the pandemic."