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Meta Platforms Plans Montgomery, Alabama, Data Center Operations

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

The investment includes the construction of a new 715,000-square-foot, AI-optimized data center located off Interstate 65, across from the Hyundai automotive assembly plant. Operations are scheduled for the end of 2026.

“We are thrilled to announce our newest data center will be located in Montgomery. The city — and our specific location — offers great access to infrastructure and renewable energy, a strong pull of talent and most importantly, an amazing set of community partners,” said Brad Davis, director of community and economic development at Meta. “We look forward to having a strong partnership for years to come.”

The Montgomery data center will be the company’s 24th data hub and the 20th in the U.S. The facility will be supported by 100% renewable energy and reach net zero emissions.

“Meta is a globally recognized brand and having this world-class technology company launch another investment project in Alabama clearly demonstrates the state’s attractiveness to the high-tech sector around the world,” noted Ellen McNair, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce.“We look forward to building on the close relationship we’ve developed with Meta to set the stage for even more growth in our state.”

“We value the significant impact such investments have on our capital city,” added Caryn Hughes, chair of the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce. “This facility will signify an economic investment exceeding $800 million upon completion and create over 100 new knowledge-based jobs for our region.”

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