Mayor Betsy Price Hopes To Woo Elon Musk And Tesla Away From California

Betsy Price
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FORT WORTH (1080 KRLD) - Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price is adding her voice to those hoping to lure Elon Musk and his Tesla operations away from California.

Fed up with what he views as too-restrictive Coronavirus rules there, last week Musk threatened to move Tesla to either Nevada or Texas, both of which have no state income tax.

Price has been tweeting to Musk, pitching Fort Worth as having plenty of available land along with what she calls "a trailblazing, pioneering spirit and a community unlike any other."

Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere has also publicly wooed Musk.

Hey @elonmusk, Cali is so yesterday — #FortWorth is NOW. We have more available land than any other major city in #Texas. Our industry-leading @HillwoodDevelop mobility and innovation zone was a leader at this year’s @CES.(1/2) pic.twitter.com/PnbtIesHnM

— Betsy Price (@MayorBetsyPrice) May 13, 2020