One landowner out in Texas has offered a plot of 100 acres of land to Elon Musk for free in a bid to incentivize the billionaire to move the headquarters of the recently purchased Twitter over to the Lone Star State.
The CEO of CEO of Schwertner Farms, Jim Schwertner, is the man in question who has gone to Musk with this piece of prime real estate that sits roughly 38 miles to the north of Austin.
“Elon Musk, Move Twitter to Schwertner, TX. 38 Miles North of Austin in Williamson County, and we will give you 100 Acres for FREE,” exclaimed Schwertner in a tweet.
Elon Musk, Move Twitter to Schwertner, TX. 38 Miles North of Austin in Williamson County, and we will give you 100 Acres for FREE
— Jim Schwertner (@JimSchwertner1) April 26, 2022
Schwertner Farms, which owns a total of almost 20,000 acres throughout Bell and Williamson Counties, also gave some details about this new offer with the Austonian.
“We think it’s a good idea, especially when you’ve got Samsung coming to Taylor,” stated Schwertner to the outlet. “I mean, this area is exploding and we want to be part of this explosive growth.”
Currently, the rest of the companies owned by Musk– Tesla, SpaceX, and the Boring Company– are currently operating out of Texas.
“I just think with all the stuff he’s done, he evidently likes Texas, right or he wouldn’t have moved from California,” Schwertner claimed throughout the interview. “And I want to be part of his plan if he’ll come visit with us.”
Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott was the first person to officially invite Musk to bring Twitter out of California and over to the Lone Star State in the wake of the billionaire’s buyout of the social media titan that took place on Monday.
Abbott put forth this invitation on Monday evening in the wake of the official announcement of Musk’s offer to buy Twitter was cemented and accepted.
“@elonmusk. Bring Twitter to Texas to join Tesla, SpaceX & the Boring company,” stated Abbott via a tweet.
.@elonmusk. Bring Twitter to Texas to join Tesla, SpaceX & the Boring company.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) April 25, 2022
One spokesperson for California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, Erin Mellon, stated to Cal Matters: “Even after Elon Musk announced Tesla’s move to Texas, they expanded in California. And Elon has started all of his businesses in California, presumably because he knows this is where innovation and talent lives. … Governor Abbott should focus on the people and business whose employees feel threatened, attacked and intimidated by his misogynistic and anti-LGBTQ agenda.”
Though there are currently no known plans to go through with such a move, nothing has curbed the speculation from spreading like wildfire.
“It’s no surprise that there is speculation about Elon Musk moving Twitter’s headquarters to one of if not the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, especially after having already announced relocating Tesla here,” stated the president and CEO of the Austin Chamber of Commerce, Laura Huffman as part of an inter with KXAN-TV on Monday.
“It’s no secret we have so much to offer companies looking to expand or relocate their offices. We have several key components driving our meteoric success,” she went on to say.