Facebook is building a new $750 million data center in Ohio

Release date:2022-01-07

   On Tuesday, the company announced that it will invest $750 million to build a new facility in New Albany, just outside Columbus.
The data center will employ 100 permanent workers when it's finished in 2019.
    Ohio Governor John Kasich said the project reflects the state's desire to diversify the kinds of jobs are available to its citizens.
     "Ohio, as we know, has a heavy reliance on manufacturing, and we're for that. But we also believe that manufacturing in and of itself doesn't get the job done," Kasich, a Republican, said in a speech to the press.
     Facebook will receive an estimated $37.1 million in state tax incentives to support the project, according to the Ohio Development Services Agency.