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I believe Tesla will try to avoid the mistakes it made when it selected the Giga Nevada in Reno. They probably went for the cheapest price and best incentives since Cash was hard to come by at that time. Later on they realized that Nevada kept Tesla at arms length by siding with dealerships lobby and they are having big trouble getting skilled work force there since it’s pretty much a desert and nothing else is there. I don’t think Tesla will even want to expand the current facility even though they could.
Currently their financial situation is good and they can scrutinize the potential areas with all aspects and get the most of their efforts.
Even though Texas is a logical place to start with, I don’t think it will happen considering that they still haven’t given sales permission to Tesla and are standing behind dealerships. Tesla shouldn’t reward such behavior. Ultimately it’ll be a net loss for Texas as dealerships are doomed in future anyway. The future generation in Texas will curse the current politicians who were swayed by the $$$ offered by dealership lobby costing them a future in their nearby city.
There’re plenty of places in central USA and the search should continue for the best location. Wishing Tesla best of luck.
 

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I like all this talk about a central area. I am in the St. Louis, MO area, and that will make picking up my CT that much easier.
Shoots! What a great idea. Except, move it half-way west to Kansas City. Elon can knock out the tunnel for the Missouri Hyperloop while the CYBRTRK factory is being built.
 
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TENNESSEE!!!!! It’s the best! Music, millennials, no income tax, high tech industries, excellent schools and healthcare in Nashville. Scenic mountains, skilled workforce, no unions... seriously...

Elon, let’s do this!
 

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TENNESSEE!!!!! It’s the best! Music, millennials, no income tax, high tech industries, excellent schools and healthcare in Nashville. Scenic mountains, skilled workforce, no unions... seriously...

Elon, let’s do this!
And with FSD I can come to the factory get hammered on whiskey go to the grand ole Opry and still pick up my ACT (awesome cybertruck). I change my vote from western Kentucky to Tennessee for purely selfish reasons.
 

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But will lessen battery life, so... let’s hope not. Lol
I actually hope that it's one of the northern states. Perhaps then they could develop it to better perform in cold weather (e.g., battery, door handle)
 

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I actually hope that it's one of the northern states. Perhaps then they could develop it to better perform in cold weather (e.g., battery, door handle)
Yeah, but as Elon said, he needs a location with a high quality of life; incentives, quality manpower...all in one place. Out in the desert, like Sparks, Nevada sucks big time. The only advantage was the incentives (as another person correctly pointed out.) Elon needed those incentives big time back then. Now, Tesla has some cash to fall back on. I think he can be more picky. Texas makes sense. It depends upon whether the lobbyist for the stealerships will pay the state legislature enough to keep them from NOT offering a big fat inducement to Tesla. I'll bet Elon will never expand Giga Nevada...there will never be enough manpower to manufacture cars.
 

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Hey if Texas fumbles the ball I would welcome Tesla to North Alabama or even Lower Alabama in a pinch and share the joy with NW Florida.
 

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I suggest Denver, hub for airline, good pool to draw from, several engineering schools in MT, WY, CO. Young town, with forward thinking people. Close to gig factory for batteries.
 

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Oklahoma, no unions, Tesla friendly. Intersection of I-40 & I-35. More importantly, NASA Administrator Birkenstein's home state.
 

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Wherever it is, I just want to know if it's worth doing a road trip back to CA from. Save the delivery cash and spend some quality time with my girl and the truck.
 
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