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Old 05-15-2020, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Musk wants a plant in the middle of the USA. Up to 10,000 jobs. Tulsa and Oklahoma needs them more than Austin and Texas.
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Old 05-17-2020, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Houston
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Musk wants a plant in the middle of the USA. Up to 10,000 jobs. Tulsa and Oklahoma needs them more than Austin and Texas.
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/...y-end-of-2020/
Tulsa doesn’t have a chance, unfortunately. Californinicators have a love affair with Austin that has never waned. They have singlehandedly ruined our fair sleepy college town. I doubt that he can persuade highly skilled engineers to move to redneck Tulsa when the beautiful (affordable to them) SF East is available. I am just wondering where COA has acreage for it.
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Old 05-17-2020, 11:26 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Tulsa doesn’t have a chance, unfortunately. Californinicators have a love affair with Austin that has never waned. They have singlehandedly ruined our fair sleepy college town. I doubt that he can persuade highly skilled engineers to move to redneck Tulsa when the beautiful (affordable to them) SF East is available. I am just wondering where COA has acreage for it.
Austin is anything but a 'sleepy' college town, considering the size of UT and the fact it's the capital of the second-largest State in the US, lol. It's been a destination for migrating talent (from the entire country) due to the University for decades (though appreciate you accrediting tech talent in Austin exclusively to CA migration : )
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Old 05-17-2020, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Austin is anything but a 'sleepy' college town, considering the size of UT and the fact it's the capital of the second-largest State in the US, lol. It's been a destination for migrating talent (from the entire country) due to the University for decades (though appreciate you accrediting tech talent in Austin exclusively to CA migration : )
I am waxing about the Austin that I knew in the 80s. I really had no idea that Austin would be synonymous with crack cocaine to the California locusts. . Back then, we only had Motorola and Symantech. The rest of the economy was state govt and UT.
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Old 05-17-2020, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Austin is anything but a 'sleepy' college town, considering the size of UT and the fact it's the capital of the second-largest State in the US, lol. It's been a destination for migrating talent (from the entire country) due to the University for decades (though appreciate you accrediting tech talent in Austin exclusively to CA migration : )
Austin has been considered before by Tesla but wasn't selected.
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Old 05-17-2020, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Tulsa doesn’t have a chance, unfortunately. Californinicators have a love affair with Austin that has never waned. They have singlehandedly ruined our fair sleepy college town. I doubt that he can persuade highly skilled engineers to move to redneck Tulsa when the beautiful (affordable to them) SF East is available. I am just wondering where COA has acreage for it.
I don't know if it matters to Tesla, but Tulsa, unlike Austin, has an inland water port for barge access to the Mississippi River. Maybe highly skilled California skilled engineers won't want to come to Austin and attempt to tolerate the highly blazing hot summer weather.
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Old 05-17-2020, 02:27 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I am waxing about the Austin that I knew in the 80s. I really had no idea that Austin would be synonymous with crack cocaine to the California locusts. . Back then, we only had Motorola and Symantech. The rest of the economy was state govt and UT.
Dell was founded in the 80's (and Austin had a population of nearly half-million people by the 80's) as well as the fact it was the state capital then, too. ; ) There were other tech firms at the time; point being - it was not a sleepy small town then, either.

Did you mean the 1880's, lol? Even then it had the 7th largest building in the world at the time.

That said, I absolutely agree re: your favoring Austin over Tulsa for the new Tesla plant.

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Old 05-17-2020, 02:39 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Austin has been considered before by Tesla but wasn't selected.
Actually, Austin and Tulsa are finalists currently being considered to build Tesla's cybertruck gigafactory. A centrally-located base has made sense (and been in the plan) for awhile.
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Old 05-17-2020, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Huntsville Area
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Austin should have talent, but living there also requires workers to make substantial salaries.

Tulsa is a much smaller city, however it is a little off the beaten path.

Automobile production requires a bunch of suppliers in the vicinity in order for all the parts to come together at the same time. You know, like the auto suppliers in Kentucky, Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama.

There's a reason the Deep South has so many auto and truck assembly plants. That's where Tesla would do better building a plant.
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Old 05-17-2020, 03:28 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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It would probably be a game changer for Tulsa.
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