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Tesla Gigafactory Texas Earns Manufacturing Project of the Year Award

Written by Simon Alvarez, Teslarati


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Tesla’s Gigafactory Texas has been named the Manufacturing Project of the Year by Area Development Magazine.

The award was highlighted recently by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who shared the exciting update on Twitter


It was not just Tesla’s Gigafactory Texas facility that earned high praise. The Lone Star State itself was recognized with a Golden Shovel Award by Area Development Magazine as well, for leading among the U.S.’s most populous states in attracting high-value investments in 2020, as per Texas Insider. Such investments are expected to create a large number of new jobs in communities across the state. 


This was the ninth year Texas earned a Golden Shovel Award. 


Gigafactory Texas has the potential to be one of the state’s more notable investments. Located in Del Valle just outside Austin, the facility is expected to create jobs for about 5,000 people. It would also be the site of one of Tesla’s most advanced factories yet, producing the company’s improved Model Y and the Cybertruck.


CEO Elon Musk’s private space enterprise, SpaceX, has also established its presence in Texas with its Starship facility.  


Abbott noted he is not surprised Texas leads the nation in job creation and expansion. In a statement, he remarked he is looking forward to welcoming even more new businesses to the state. 


“The Lone Star State offers innovative businesses the freedom to flourish with our pro-growth economic policies, a predictable regulatory environment and...

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