An Austin-area man is offering Tesla CEO Elon Musk 100 acres of free land to move Twitter’s headquarters from San Francisco to Texas. The offer comes after Musk’s successful bid to buy Twitter for $44 billion. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted that he would declare the area a “free speech zone,” adding that “maybe we can rename it Twitter, Texas.”
“Elon Musk, move Twitter to Schwertner, TX. 38 miles north of Austin in Williamson County, and we’ll give you 100 acres for FREE,” Jim Schwertner, president and CEO of Schwertner Farms, tweeted Tuesday.
Elon Musk, Moves Twitter to Schwertner, TX. 38 miles north of Austin in Williamson County, and we’ll give you 100 acres for FREE
—Jim Schwertner (@JimSchwertner1) April 26, 2022
Schwertner, who oversees farming and ranching on 20,000 acres of land, told Austonia he thinks Musk is the best thing that has ever happened to Texas, saying a business like Twitter would create a lot of jobs and boost the economy.
He added that giving the land, which is the equivalent of about 75 football fields, to Musk would be a “win-win for everyone.”
“This area is exploding and we want to be a part of this explosive growth,” Schwertner said.
“I just think with everything he’s done, he obviously likes Texas, or he wouldn’t have moved from California,” he added. “And I want to be a part of his plan if he comes to visit us.”
Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) also commented that Schwertner offered Musk the 100 acres of land, saying, “I will declare it a ‘Free Speech Zone.’ Maybe we can change her name to Twitter, Texas. Think about it, @elonmusk.”
Texas man offers Elon Musk 100 acres of land for FREE to move Twitter headquarters.
I will declare it a “Free Speech Zone”
Maybe we can change the name to Twitter, Texas.
—Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) April 28, 2022
Musk moving Twitter to the lone star state would not be unprecedented for the billionaire.
Last year, Musk officially moved Tesla’s headquarters from Palo Alto, California, to Austin, Texas. Musk’s SpaceX and The Boring Company are also based in Texas.
At the time of publishing, Musk has yet to respond to or publicly acknowledge Schwertner’s 100-acre offer.
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