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Governor Polis wants to bring Tesla HQ to Colorado

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DENVER, Colo. (KRDO) — Governor Jared Polis is trying to attract Tesla to Colorado after Elon Musk tweeted about moving the company headquarters out of California. 

Tesla is suing Alameda County, California, where local officials there refused to let the company reopen its Fremont factory.

Musk defied the county’s rules by reopening the company's headquarters on Monday.

In a series of tweets on Saturday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk threatened to move the company's headquarters to Texas or Nevada, where shelter-in-place rules are less restrictive.

On Tuesday, Polis took to Twitter to try to woo the automaker to Colorado. He pitched the state as “pro-business, low taxes, also pro-immigration, pro-LGBT, globally-minded.” 

Musk quickly replied with a short tweet affirming Polis’ selling points: “Hi Jared, Colorado is great! I think your policies make a lot of sense.”

The company would bring thousands of jobs to Colorado. Tesla currently employs about 48,000 people. More than 10,000 of those employees work at the Fremont factory that Musk reopened Monday.

But the idea may just be left in a Twitter exchange for now, as officials in Alameda County gave Tesla the OK to reopen as soon as next week, according to CNN.

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