Friday, 08 January 2021 19:50

Tesla Gigafactory Texas Earns Austin Chamber a 'Deal of the Year' Award

Written by Simon Alvarez, Teslarati


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Amidst the rapid construction of the Gigafactory Texas complex, Tesla’s upcoming Cybertruck factory has started earning accolades of its own.

This was highlighted recently when the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce was awarded Business Facilities’ 2020 Deal of the Year Gold Award for its success in securing Tesla’s Gigafactory Texas project. 


In a blog post, corporate economic publication Business Facilities noted the Tesla deal would likely push Austin forward as one of the nation’s emerging manufacturing hubs. This should help the area in a variety of ways, particularly with the estimated 5,000 jobs the project will offer.


“The plant that will build Tesla’s first entry into the truck market was one of the most coveted projects of the year. The Cybertruck assembly plant vaults Austin into the top tier of automotive manufacturing hubs,” Editor in Chief Jack Rogers noted. 


Tesla’s Gigafactory Texas, being built in southwestern Travis County, is expected to start its operations with the production of the Model Y, an all-electric crossover that could outsell the Model S, Model 3 and Model X combined.


Based on recent drone flyovers of the Giga Texas site, it appears...

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