In the light of the current drought that is affecting much of the South and West of the USA and the huge amounts of water that a modern chip plant needs surely it might have been better to locate the Samsung (and others) plants in the North... you know close to those huge bodies of water called the "Great Lakes"?
Oh silly me. TX has a political establishment that would stop at nothing to make their state able to leave the UNION and stand on its own two feet when the oil runs out.
Abbott will do anything he can to remain in power until he decides that even with Drumpf back as POTUS in 2024, he wants more and to be his own president will be his next step.
Then there are the huge bribes going around. Does anyone believe a word that Emperor Elon the 1st is saying about how he became a Rethuglican?
I'd expect that some of the conditions for the Tesla plant were not only for Tesla to relocate their HQ to TX but for Elon the 1st to pledge his allegiance to King Abbott?
DeathSantis in FLA is in a pissing competition with Abbot over who can be the most fascist of the two, The winner takes their fiefdom and declares it an independent nation.