Area Development Magazine awarded the Tesla Gigafactory Texas with the ‘Manufacturing Project of the Year’. Texas Governor Greg Abbott highlighted the award in a tweet.
The Tesla 'Giga-Factory' was named the Manufacturing Project of the Year, as Texas Wins its 9th Gold Shovel Award as the best state in America for new economic development projects. https://t.co/zouVZxphUF
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) June 23, 2021
Gigafactory Texas expects to create jobs for almost 5,000 people and is Tesla’s most advanced factories yet. It will produce the Model Y and Cybertruck. However, Texas is no stranger to Elon Musk, as SpaceX has its Starship facility in the Lone Star State.
In addition to the Texas location, the state itself won the Golden Shovel Award which the magazine also announced. The Golden Shove awards the leading US state in attracting high-value investments in 2020. This marks the ninth year that Texas has won the award.
Although the Gigafactory won, the magazine also mentioned the other major projects that helped secure Texas the Golden Shovel. This includes Amazon’s Waco, Oak Cliff and Pflugerville sites. As well as, the Peloton facility in Plano and the FedEx Dallas site.
In addition, the Governor notes that Texas is attractive to these large companies due to its ‘predictable regulatory environment and young, growing and diverse workforce’.