Governor Nathan Deal yesterday announced that Facebook would be opening a new $750 million data center in Social Circle that will employ over 100 workers. The two buildings, totaling nearly one million square feet, should be completed by 2020.
The facility, the ninth of its kind in the U.S., will be part of Facebook’s hi-tech online infrastructure system that serves over two billion individuals worldwide. It will be powered by 100 percent clean and renewable energy, and cooled using outdoor air instead of energy-intensive air conditioners.
Deal welcomed the company to Georgia at a press conference at the Capitol Wednesday, flanked by Congressman Jody Hice and Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Pat Wilson.
“Georgia’s business-friendly climate and world-class technological infrastructure continue to attract innovative companies like Facebook,” said Deal. “It is fitting that the No. 1 company in the world in terms of active users has chosen the No. 1 state for business for this project. We appreciate Facebook’s leadership for recognizing Georgia as a state that serves not only as a major hub for general business, but also as a place where tech firms can be successful in the future. This project represents a significant investment and will create meaningful opportunities for the surrounding community. We welcome Facebook to Georgia and look forward to the growth of this partnership.”