Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida invites Twitter to leave California and relocate to Florida in a tweet to new Twitter owner Elon Musk.
"I think it would be a great landing spot," Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said earlier this week, according to WFOX-TV, days after Musk’s bid to buy Twitter was approved. ""FIN-tech is huge in Jacksonville. We’re really on the map of a lot of companies representing a lot of employees. A lot of access to talent in the area. So again, come on Elon."
In October 2021, Musk suggested that he was partially inspired to move his company from San Francisco to Austin, Texas by a hostile tweet from a Democratic lawmaker in California. Florida isn’t the only state with lawmakers working to lobby Musk to move jobs out of California - earlier this week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott publicly lobbied Musk to move Twitter to the Lone Star State.Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn also made a pitch on Twitter for Musk to move to her state as well.