AUSTIN, Texas — It all started with a tweet: "Giga Texas? Hell yeah."
Since Tesla CEO Elon Musk's post in February, rumors have been swirling over whether the company could be bringing its next gigafactory – and thousands of jobs – to the Austin area.
But, on July 22, Gov. Greg Abbott confirmed Tesla has officially chosen Austin.
In addition to manufacturing its coveted cars, Tesla also produces energy storage devices, as well as products that can be used in home construction, like solar panels and powerwalls.
Here's a look at the developments ever since Musk posted his cryptic tweet:
- July 22, 2020: Tesla picks Austin for $1 billion 'Gigafactory'
- July 14, 2020: Travis County commissioners approve Tesla incentives deal with 4-0 vote
- July 9, 2020: Del Valle ISD OKs deal to give Tesla tax breaks for 'Gigafactory,' reports say
- June 16, 2020: Tesla could reportedly get more than $60 million in tax breaks to bring plant to Travis County
- May 17, 2020: Austin reportedly picked as finalist for Tesla's new assembly plant
- May 13, 2020: 'It's true' | Abbott confirms talks with Elon Musk about moving Tesla to Texas
- May 12, 2020: Elon Musk defies virus stay-home order, reopens Tesla factory
- May 11, 2020: Elon Musk says Tesla to move headquarters to Texas 'immediately', is it Austin?
- May 11, 2020: Elon Musk says Tesla's California factory is restarting production, defying county order
- Feb. 5, 2020: Austin Chamber welcomes conversation with Tesla CEO Elon Musk after Texas Gigafactory rumors swirl
- Feb. 5, 2020: Tesla factory in Austin? Elon Musk posts cryptic tweet
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