The location of Tesla Inc.'s next U.S. assembly plant ultimately was decided by asking employees one question: Where do you want to live?
"I went around the room with my team and said, 'Where do you want to spend time? Where would you potentially move?' " CEO Elon Musk told Automotive News. "Austin was their top pick, to be totally frank. We have a very talented team. It really makes a difference where they want to go."
Tesla last month said it will build a plant on a 2,000-acre site outside the Texas capital. The location, which sits along the Colorado River about five minutes from the Austin airport, will become what Musk called an "ecological paradise" that's open to the public.