Facebook to Build $800 Million Data Center in Arizona

Facebook has announced plans to build an $800 million data center in Arizona, which is expected to support 100 operational jobs once complete and around 1,500 construction jobs at peak. “We are breaking ground on our newest data center in Mesa,” Facebook announced in a social media post. “This facility will be an important part of the global infrastructure that brings Facebook apps and services to billions of people around the world.” The Facebook Mesa Data Center, the company’s 14th data center development in the United States and 18th globally, will encompass nearly 1 million square feet, according to DPR Construction, which is currently building three other similar facilities for the social media giant. “Arizona has become one of the leading destinations for data centers anywhere in the world, and with the addition of @Facebook, we demonstrate once again our premier attractiveness for technology,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO of …

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