Elon Musk hasn’t taken over the world yet but, for now, he’ll settle on taking over a piece of Texas … ’cause he approached officials about founding his own city and calling it Starbase.
The Tesla chief and SpaceX honcho is so serious … he hit up Cameron County, Texas officials about incorporating the City of Starbase, Texas. It’s familiar territory for him … SpaceX has a private launch site and rocket production facility there.
The idea is …the rocket man will expand the unincorporated region currently known as Boca Chica Village. His plans aren’t all that far-fetched … county judge Eddie Treviño, Jr. has now weighed in, saying, “If SpaceX and Elon Musk would like to pursue down this path, they must abide by all state incorporation statutes. Cameron County will process any appropriate petitions in conformity with applicable law.”
That’s politics talk for … go for it, but you’ll play by our rules. Elon’s ambitions know no bounds. He previously tweeted about founding Starbase … adding the town’s leader “shall be The Doge” … a nod to the cryptocurrency DogeCoin he backed last month.
Elon’s slowly but surely making his mark in the Lone Star State. For starters, he said last December he was moving from California to Texas … and SpaceX has other facilities in Brownsville and McGregor.
What’s more … his company reportedly wants to break ground on a new manufacturing facility in Austin … and his other company, The Boring Company, went on a hiring spree in the Austin area back in November.