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Meta Platforms Plans Jeffersonville, Indiana, Data Center Operations

Meta Platforms Inc. plans to establish data center operations in Jeffersonville, Indiana. The $800 million project is expected to create 100 jobs.

The approximately 700,000-square-foot facility will be located at the River Ridge Commerce Center. Construction is scheduled for completion in 2026.

“We are thrilled to make Indiana and Jeffersonville our new home. We are committed to playing a positive role here and investing in the community's long-term vitality,” said Brad Davis, director of data center community and economic development at Meta. “Jeffersonville stood out as an outstanding location for our newest data center thanks to its great access to infrastructure, deep pool of talent, and amazing community partners. Thank you to everyone who has helped us get here.”

Based on the company’s investment plans, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) committed an investment in Meta in the form of a 35-year term data center sales tax exemption for a minimum $800 million in eligible capital.

For each additional $800 million of eligible investment made at the site within that time period, the company will be eligible for tax exemptions for an additional 5-year period, up to a total term of 50 years. These incentives are performance-based, meaning the company is eligible to claim state benefits once investments are made. The city of Jeffersonville and the River Ridge Development Authority offered additional incentives.

“Today is a great day for Indiana and for our southeast region as we welcome another major investment to the River Ridge Commerce Center,” noted Governor Eric J. Holcomb. “Indiana’s efforts to cultivate industries of the future are already paying dividends for Hoosiers, attracting growth in critical sectors like data storage, semiconductors, energy and electric vehicles. We’re excited to welcome Meta to Indiana and look forward to the company’s partnership in growing Jeffersonville and the southeast Indiana region.”

The facility will be supported by 100% renewable energy and will be the company’s 18th in the U.S. and 22nd in the world.

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