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Timeline: Is a Tesla factory coming to Austin?

Cryptic tweets, job listings and conversations with the governor – what does it all mean?

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.

WATCH: Rumors swirling about Tesla operations in Texas

Here's a look at the developments ever since Musk posted his cryptic tweet:


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