It's Prineville, Oregon, for Facebook Data Center
"This couldn't happen at a better time," Judge Mike McCabe, Crook County administrator, told The Oregonian.
Prineville has been hit hard by the recession. Its home county, Crook County, has Oregon's highest unemployment rate of 17.4 percent as of the latest state figures. Many are hopeful for the economic boost the data center could bring.
Oregon has become a prime location for data centers. Google has a data center in The Dalles, and Amazon.com is building another in Boardman.
Facebook has applied for a 10-year waiver of income and excise taxes from the Oregon Investment Advantage program. It selected Prineville partly for its dry climate.
Amazon Expands Las Vegas, Nevada, Operations
A Site Selector’s Checklist for Locating in the U.S.
Location USA 2019
Where to Invest in the Booming Aerospace Manufacturing Industry
2019 Auto/Aero Site Guide
A Changing Food Manufacturing Industry
2017 Food Processing
Front Line: Manufacturers Look to Nontraditional Locations
2019 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards: Recipients Garnered Large Job-Creating and Investment Projects in Diverse Industries
Front Line: Trend Toward Microfactories Continues