Texas Man offers Elon Musk 100 acres of land to move Twitter headquarters out of San Francisco


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 Governor Greg Abbott tweeted that he would declare the area a “free speech zone” and added “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 FREE,” Jim Schwertner, president and CEO of Schwertner Farms, tweeted on Tuesday.

Schwertner, who oversees agriculture and ranching on 20,000 acres of land, told Austinia he thinks Musk is the best thing that has ever happened to Texas, and said a company like Twitter would create a lot jobs and stimulate the economy.

He added that giving the land – which equates to around 75 football pitches – to Musk would be a “win-win for everyone”.

“This field is exploding and we want to be part of that explosive growth,” Schwertner said.

“I just think with everything he’s done, he obviously loves Texas, otherwise he wouldn’t have left California,” he added. “And I want to be part of his plan if he comes to visit us.”

Elon Musk watches the SpaceX launch (Joe Raedle/Getty)

Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks during a press conference where he provided an update on Texas' response to COVID-19, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Austin, Texas.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks during a press conference where he provided an update on Texas’ response to COVID-19, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Texas Governor Greg Abbott (right) also commented on Schwertner gifting Musk the 100 acres of land, saying: ‘I’m going to declare it a ‘free speech zone.’ could we rename it Twitter, Texas. Think about it, @elonmusk.

Musk moving Twitter to the Lone Star State wouldn’t 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 headquartered in Texas.

As of press time, Musk has yet to respond to or publicly acknowledge Schwertner’s 100-acre offer.

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