Tesla Motors could create 7,000 jobs in the Valley, economists say

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EDINBURG, Texas – Elon Musk, Tesla Motor’s CEO, threatened to move operations from California to either Texas or Nevada as stay-at-home orders remain in place through the end of May.

In a letter, Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez, is offering Musk to relocate to the Valley stating it’s the perfect place for the manufacture as we are situated between Mexico and the U.S.

“We already have many of the suppliers in the maquila industry on both sides of the border here that are used to manufacturing parts for our U.S. automobile industry so we think we’re perfectly placed,” said Judge Cortez.

Workers making $10 an hour are still considered to be living in poverty, Cortez added.

An economist at South Texas College says the relocation of the electric car company could create 7,000 jobs in the Valley and generate half a million dollars in sales tax revenue for a city.

Cortez did not immediately respond to what city the manufacture would be best suitable, if it accepts his offer to move to the Valley.

Musk responded to the letter via Twitter acknowledging the letter replying “it’s appreciated.”

Tesla resumed operations Monday afternoon at its California plant. Musk tweeted stating if there is someone to get arrested for disobeying laws, it should only be him.

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