Oklahoma is holding out hope that Tesla will choose Tulsa as the location for the electric vehicle maker’s next gigafactory.
“There is no question that we are the underdog, but so has Tesla been the underdog for a long time,” Sean Kouplen, Oklahoma secretary of commerce, told Yahoo Finance’s On The Move.
Tulsa is up against frontrunner Austin, Texas for Tesla’s upcoming Cybertruck gigafactory.
“We, just like Austin, are putting our best foot forward to try to attract them to our state,” said Kouplen. “Certainly we think we have a very competitive package.”
“We feel like we have a better location. We are a manufacturing hub. That’s what we do here, so we have a tremendous work force,” he added.
Landing Tesla in Tulsa would be a boon for the second largest city of Oklahoma.
“When you think about adding between 7,000 and 20,000 jobs to a city of a