Elon Musk Hints at a Possible Shift in Twitter's Headquarters
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In a recent development that has roused keen interest among tech enthusiasts, Elon Musk, the celebrated entrepreneur and owner of Twitter, has hinted at a possible relocation of the social media giant's headquarters. The topic surfaced during his discussion at the Wall Street Journal's CEO Council online summit.
When asked about the potential change, Musk intriguingly suggested that Twitter's headquarters might not remain in San Francisco indefinitely.
A New Nest for the Twitter Bird?
The news emerged amidst reports of a generous proposal by Jim Schwertner, the President and CEO of Schwertner Farms.
Schwertner, advocating for the Texas economy, extended an offer to Musk via a tweet: "Elon Musk, Move Twitter to Schwertner, TX. 38 Miles North of Austin in Williamson County, and we will give you 100 Acres for FREE”.
The Texas entrepreneur believes relocating Twitter to his home state would be a “win-win for everybody”. In a discussion with the local media outlet, Austonia, Schwertner emphasized the burgeoning opportunities in the region.
“We think it’s a good idea, especially when you’ve got Samsung coming to Taylor,” he shared, emphasizing the area's explosive growth.
Elon Musk, Move Twitter to Schwertner, TX. 38 Miles North of Austin in Williamson County, and we will give you 100 Acres for FREE — Jim Schwertner (@JimSchwertner1) April 26, 2022
Controversy Surrounds Twitter's Current Headquarters
Meanwhile, back in San Francisco, controversy has cast a long shadow over Twitter's current headquarters.
Following Musk's acquisition of Twitter, around 80% of the workforce was laid off, and rumors soon began to circulate about the company’s premises. Pictures of the vacant Twitter offices being transformed into hotel rooms surfaced, raising eyebrows across the industry.
Allegations from former Twitter employees added fuel to the fire, asserting that Musk had converted the deserted offices into makeshift accommodations for employees burning the midnight oil. Additional claims pointed to illicit activities within the premises, leading to the launch of a formal investigation by San Francisco city officials.
This wouldn't be the first time Musk has considered such a move. In 2021, he moved the headquarters of Tesla, another of his high-profile ventures, from California to Texas, citing the state's business-friendly environment and potential for growth.