Facebook building Tennessee data center worth more than $800 million
GALLATIN, Tenn. (WMC) - Social media giant Facebook is building a new data center right here in Tennessee -- Gallatin, Tennessee to be exact.
According to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, the development will cost $800 million. And construction is already underway for the 982,000-square-foot facility.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee confirmed the news Wednesday via Twitter.
TNECD says there will be over 1,100 construction workers on-site at the height of construction and once the data center is operational, approximately 100 jobs will be available.
Facebook made the groundbreaking announcement early Wednesday morning with a video featuring the Gallatin Mayor Paige Brown, the Executive Director of the Gallatin Economic Development Agency James Fenton and other staples and faces of Gallatin.
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