While there are reports that tensions are easing over Tesla’s plans to reopen manufacturing facilties in California, a congressman from North Florida thinks the company should take a good look at the Sunshine State.
This week, U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn, R-Fla., wrote Tesla CEO Elon Musk and urged him to move operations to North Florida.
“After everything my district has been through in the past few years, our area could use new jobs and a boost in the local economy,” Dunn said on Tuesday. “North Florida has a lot to offer – there’s no personal income tax; less regulations of businesses and corporations; real estate near airports, railroad lines, and ports; and it’s a great area for families.”
In the letter, Dunn stressed the differences between Florida’s and California’s business climates.
“Elected officials in the Florida Panhandle understand the value that Tesla would bring to our communities and would be proud to support your efforts,” Dunn wrote.
First elected to Congress in 2016, Dunn is a heavy favorite to win a third term this year as he faces only write-in candidates in November.
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