Social media giant Facebook started construction on a Fort Worth data center worth close to $1 billion. A press release from the governor's office revealed the owner of the massive data center construction project, which was previously unknown.
The Fort Worth data center will be 750,000 square feet when finished and sits on 110 acres of land. The project will begin with a 250,000-square-foot building and be expanded over time. When complete, the facility is expected to create about 40 jobs, averaging an annual salary of $70,000.
Facebook, which strives to increase computing power in order to accommodate its nearly 1.4 billion regular users, already has an Oregon data center, an Iowa data center and a North Carolina data center. The company also has one Sweden data center, with another currently in the works. Facebook also announced in early June it was planning to build a $224.7 million Ireland data center in Meath.
Fort Worth is already home to several data centers operated by companies like QTS Data Centers and Savvis.
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