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Tesla selects Texas as site for new electric vehicle manufacturing facility

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Posted at 4:50 PM, Jul 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-22 17:51:49-04

Tesla is officially making its way to Texas!

Governor Greg Abbott announced Tesla has selected southeast Travis County for its new electric vehicle manufacturing facility.

The move will create at least 5,000 new jobs and generate over $1 billion in capital investment.

"Tesla is one of the most exciting and innovative companies in the world, and we are proud to welcome its team to the State of Texas," said Governor Abbott. "Texas has the best workforce in the nation and we’ve built an economic environment that allows companies like Tesla to innovate and succeed. Tesla’s Gigafactory Texas will keep the Texas economy the strongest in the nation and will create thousands of jobs for hard-working Texans. I look forward to the tremendous benefits that Tesla's investment will bring to Central Texas and to the entire state."