First Amazon, then iHeartRadio and NOW Facebook is coming to Nashville!
According to the Tennessean, construction is currently underway on an $800 million Facebook data center in Gallatin! The building will take up to 3 years to complete and cover nearly 1 million square feet!
Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating officer of Facebook, stated that the center will create 100 high-paying jobs **only 100 people working in 1 million square feet?!** The building will also apparently be supported by two new solar energy projects in south and west Tennessee!
This new data center will mark the 13th Facebook data center in the U.S!
Sherly Sandberg told the Tennesseean:
For every one data center job we create, we create five jobs in community services, food or housing. It's a massive construction project, a massive investment for two to three years. Then there are the ongoing jobs. We take our responsibility in the local community really seriously.