Meta to open massive hyperscale data center in Texas
The center is expected to create 100 operation jobs for the Temple area
Meta has announced Temple, Texas will be home to its upcoming hyperscale data center worth up to $800 million.
When completed, the new facility will cover approximately 900,000 square feet on a 393-acre site near NW H K Dodgen Loop and Industrial Blvd. Up to 100 operational jobs are anticipated for the Temple community as a result of the project, which will commence in Spring 2022.
"We are thrilled to announce Meta's decision to open a facility in Temple. Texas was recently named the top state in the nation for tech worker migration," said Adrian Cannady, president and CEO of Temple Economic Development Corporation.
“When you combine that with Temple's low cost of doing business and central location between major markets, it creates an incredible competitive advantage for our region. The Hyperscale Data Center will have a positive impact on our community not only by creating jobs, but because of Meta's commitment to invest in local schools, nonprofits and community projects," added Cannady.
Meta’s impending hyperscale data center complements the firm’s LEED Gold-certified sustainable data centers that are backed by 100% renewable energy.
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Meta has also invested in over 700 megawatts of new wind and solar energy plants in Texas. Novel renewable energy solutions are added to each data center's local grid.
"Meta's continued expansion in Texas is a testament to the exceptional business climate and skilled, diverse workforce we have here in the Lone Star State," said Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
"It is because of hardworking Texans and our commitment to helping businesses grow that companies continue to move and expand all across Texas. We are excited to welcome Meta to Temple and look forward to the new job opportunities they will bring to the local community, as well as the advancements in technology we will see in the future."
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