Founded in 2003 by a group of engineers with the aim to make cooler, cleaner, more fun to drive electric vehicles, Tesla has been growing exponentially ever since. Nationally only produced in Freemont, California, CEO Elon Musk now brings Tesla manufacturing to Texas, selecting Austin as the destination. Soon to be new to the Austin employer line-up is Tesla. After securing a tax break from Del Valle ISD, Tesla acquired over 2,000 acres of land southeast, just 15 minutes from Downtown Austin. Dubbed Gigafactory Texas, this land will soon be a manufacturing plant for the production of Tesla's Cybertruck and Tesla Semi. Located just east of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Tesla will construct a 4-5 million square foot manufacturing facility. The $1.1 billion dollar facility will employ about 5000 workers. The area around the Tesla facility is not as developed, featuring only a handful of neighborhoods, but that is sure to change in the coming years.