Tesla Motors has signed a full-building lease at Building 9 of the Empire West Business Park, a more than 1 million-square-foot industrial facility located at 111 Empire Blvd. in Brookshire, Texas. The facility is the latest in a series of moves by the electric car maker to expand its presence in the state of Texas.
Although Tesla’s plans for the Brookshire facility are currently unknown, jobs listings for the facility are primarily related to manufacturing, warehousing, logistics and production control for cell battery materials, which suggests that the building could possibly be used for fabricating or storing the power sources for the company’s vehicles.
Tesla officials have reportedly been in communication with the permitting office of the city, with Brookshire issuing a certificate of occupancy to the company in October 2021. This move comes after Tesla moved its headquarters to Austin in 2021, opening a 4.3-million-square-foot gigafactory in the capital. Since then, Elon Musk-owned entities have opened in Pflugerville, Angleton, Bastrop, and Del Valle.
Furthermore, the company recently announced its plans to expand its Gigafactory an additional 1.4 million square feet, investing another $717 million. This move is expected to create additional jobs and further bolster the company’s presence in Texas.
Despite the lease, Tesla has yet to make any official public statement on its lease in Brookshire. However, with the company’s recent expansion plans and the nature of the jobs listed for the facility, it is likely that the Brookshire facility will play a key role in the company’s future operations.