US President Donald Trump congratulated Elon Musk on his decision to build Tesla’s new vehicle assembly plant in Texas.
“Elon Musk did a great job when he agreed to build TEXAS [sic]what is expected to be the largest automobile plant in the world, ”Trump said in a tweet. “Texas and Tesla are big winners.”
Great work from @elonmusk on the agreement to build what is likely to be the world̵7;s largest automobile plant in TEXAS. He kept his word to me. Texas & @Tesla are big winners. MADE IN THE USA!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump), July 24, 2020
Musk yesterday announced that Tesla has decided to build its second and largest vehicle assembly plant near Austin, Texas. The announcement ended a heated race between Texas and Oklahoma to receive a massive $ 1.1 billion investment from the electric vehicle company, which plans to employ at least 5,000 people in the new facility.
Among other things, Tesla promised that employees would receive a minimum hourly wage of $ 15 in addition to other benefits such as health insurance and paid vacation.
An operation of this size would have been a welcome blessing to a state’s economy, which is why Texas and Oklahoma have wooed Tesla with tax breaks and subsidies in recent months.
Tulsa’s Golden Driller statue has been repainted and looks like Tesla’s Elon Musk https://t.co/dZSQvCsoPT
– AR Democrat Gazette (@ArkansasOnline) May 21, 2020
In fact, the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, has repainted the face of its famous Golden Driller statue to look like Musk itself (whether the revised statue resembles the Tesla guide is a different matter entirely).
Even so, Musk ultimately seems to believe that $ 60 million tax breaks will be a sweeter deal over the next ten years than his face on 23-meter stats.
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