Texas: Residents Brace for Impact as Tesla Gigafactory Confirmed for Del Valle

By Mike Talavera Electric car manufacturer Tesla announced this week that it would be taking the $60+ million tax break deal from Travis County and the Del Valle School District to build a $1.1 billion “Gigafactory.” The politicians and officials who made the deal, whose careers stand to benefit from securing one of the biggest development projects in Central Texas history, did so over the … Continue reading Texas: Residents Brace for Impact as Tesla Gigafactory Confirmed for Del Valle

Texas: Tesla Demands Millions in Tax Breaks for “Gigafactory” from Poor Community

By Mike Talavera Electric car manufacturer Tesla, run by the high-profile billionaire Elon Musk, is currently in negotiations with Travis County and the Del Valle School District to secure tens of millions of dollars in tax breaks for the “Gigafactory” it wants to build in the neglected eastern part of the county. Residents, the majority of them working class Chicanos and Latino immigrants, have expressed … Continue reading Texas: Tesla Demands Millions in Tax Breaks for “Gigafactory” from Poor Community