Elon Musk founding his City of Starbase, Texas is getting support from at least one local official … who says the move could lead to a serious job and tourism boom.
Joey Lopez, one of four elected commissioners for Cameron County, tells TMZ … Elon’s SpaceX has already made an impact — currently known as the unincorporated area of Boca Chica Village — by attracting tourists who come watch rocket launches.
Lopez says SpaceX has also created jobs in the area. He says in June of 2020 there were 600 county residents who worked for SpaceX. That number’s swelled to as high as 1,800 … according to Lopez.
And, if Elon starts his own city … Lopez sees that number skyrocketing.