Texas landowner Jim Schwertner sent out a tweet offering up to 100 acres of free land to Elon Musk if he chooses to move Twitter’s headquarters from San Francisco to Texas.
Other companies owned by Musk, including Tesla and the Boring Company, are already located in Texas, as the controversial CEO moved from California to the Lone Star state during the pandemic.
Headquarters for social media companies such as Meta — formerly Facebook — and TikTok are also located in Central Texas.
Schwertner, president and CEO of Schwertner Farms, took to Twitter to publicly give Musk the terms of his generous offer.
“Elon, Move twitter to Schwertner, TX, 38 miles North of Austin and we will give you 100 Acres for FREE,” he wrote.
Scwhertner told local news outlet Austonia that he believes the area is ripe for the picking, saying that it would be a “win-win for everybody.”
“We think it’s a good idea, especially when you’ve got Samsung coming to Taylor,” Schwertner said. “I mean, this area is exploding and we want to be part of this explosive growth.”
“I just think with all the stuff he’s done, he evidently likes Texas, right, or he wouldn’t have moved from California,” he continued. “And I want to be part of his plan if he’ll come visit with us.”
Schwertner went on to add that the move would also help residents of the community.
“We’ve always been entrepreneurs in our family and we’ve always tried to help the communities,” Schwertner said. “And I think my offer is a serious gesture to help the citizens around Williamson County.”
Musk has not yet publicly acknowledged Schwertner’s offer.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) spoke up about the idea, sending out a tweet encouraging Musk to take Schwertner up on his offer.
“Texas man offers Elon Musk 100 acres of FREE land to move Twitter’s headquarters. I will declare it a ‘Free Speech Zone’ Maybe we can rename it Twitter, Texas. Think about it,” the governor wrote.