Elon Musk considers dual Texas-California Twitter HQ: report


Elon Musk recently floated the idea of opening a second Twitter headquarters in Texas. 


There’s been a big push from some Texans for Twitter owner and CEO Elon Musk to open a headquarters for the social media service in the Lone Star State, and a new report says the world’s richest man might actually be considering it. During an all-hands meeting with employees this week, Musk said there are currently “no plans” to fully move the company out of San Francisco, but that it could make sense for the company to be “dual-headquartered” in California and Texas, according to a report from The Verge. 

“If we want to move the headquarters to Texas I think it would play into the idea that Twitter has gone from being left-wing to right-wing, which is not the case,” Musk told employees, according to a partial recording of the meeting obtained by The Verge. “This is not a right-wing takeover of Twitter. It is a moderate-wing takeover of Twitter.”

A separate article from Insider about the same meeting—during which Musk announced that Twitter was done with layoffs and would be actively recruiting in engineering and sales—also reported that Musk said he “does not intend” to move HQ to Texas from San Francisco. 

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who had previously encouraged Musk to relocate the Twitter HQ to the Lone Star State, appeared intrigued by the idea, posting the eyeball emoji on Twitter along with a link to an Austin American-Statesman story about the potential opening. 

Earlier this year, Abbott tweeted: “@elonmusk. Bring Twitter to Texas to join Tesla, SpaceX & the Boring company.” Before Musk’s Twitter deal closed, Jim Schwertner, president and CEO of Schwertner Farms, promised Musk 100 acres of free land for Twitter’s offices if he moves it to Schwertner, an unincorporated community in Williamson County near Austin.

Should Musk choose to open the second Twitter HQ in Texas, it wouldn’t be his first big move to the Lone Star State. In Dec. 2021, Musk relocated Tesla’s headquarters from Palo Alto, Calif. to Austin. His aerospace company SpaceX also has a launch site in the Brownsville, Texas area with plans to build a testing facility near Waco. The Boring Company, Musk’s tunneling and infrastructure company, is based in the Austin suburb of Pflugerville.