Mar 14, 2022 - Economy

Elon Musk gives Labor secretary a Giga-tour

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Elon Musk and Marty Walsh
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Elon Musk hosted Labor Secretary Marty Walsh yesterday at Tesla's Gigafactory Texas outside Austin, during the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival.

The big picture: The visit came just ahead of a planned April 7 grand opening for the $1.1 billion plant, which is also Tesla headquarters.

I'm told the 75-minute conversation at 1 Tesla Road included inflation, American innovation and, of course, job creation in Texas.

  • Musk said he wants to keep the conversation going.

Walsh speaks Monday at SXSW.

  • Watch a 1-min. time-lapse drone video of the Gigafactory construction.
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