Recently Tesla has been searching for the location for its new Gigafactory, which will be focused on the building of the Cybertruck. Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO, wanted to establish a new plant in the central US, and Texas was on the list.
Also, there is a Nashville area, and now Missouri offered land and incentive to get its Gigafactory in their area. The proposal was by twitter from Joplin Chamber of Commerce: “Joplin Chamber President here. I’m authorized to give you 100 acres in biz park at crossroads of I-44 and I-49 at the center of the USA, the historic home of battery tech, with four of the largest trucking companies in the world near here. Plus $50+ million in incentives.”
Elon had said before that “Incentives play a role, but so do logistics costs, access to a large workforce with a wide range of talents, and quality of life.”