Facebook is investing $450 million in a data center near Forest City, North Carolina. The facility will employ up to 45 full-time and contract workers.
"After a rigorous review of sites across the East Coast, we are pleased to locate our new data center in Rutherford County. The team we will hire here will help us provide faster, more reliable, and more robust service to people around the world who rely on Facebook to connect and share," said Tom Furlong, Facebook director of site operations. "We are very grateful to the officials in Rutherford County and the state of North Carolina whose time, effort, and commitment were instrumental in making this happen."
The facility will be designed to LEED gold standards, and Facebook will utilize cutting-edge cooling and power management strategies to make the data center as energy efficient as possible.