It was big news when Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that the headquarters will be moved from California to Texas.
The move from Palo Alto to Austin, Texas was announced in a news meeting Thursday, October 7.
Musk took to Twitter the following morning to confirm what exactly triggered the decision to move the company.
A Tesla blog post titled "Tesla Moved its HQ to Texas Following Explicit Offer from California Assemblywoman" was tweeted out on its Twitter account and Musk responded to the tweet writing, "Exactly."
According to the blog, her tweets "indicates serious problems in the apparatus of the state, which needs change," and apparently Musk agrees.
“California has highly subsidized a company that has always disregarded worker safety & well-being, has engaged in union busting & bullies public servants. I probably could’ve expressed my frustration in a less aggressive way. Of course, no one would’ve cared if I tweeted that,” Gonzalez said on Twitter.
Musk also had problems early in the pandemic when California blocked the start of Tesla's factory in Alameda County.