Facebook Chose Henrico For $750M Data Center After Loudoun Dropped Out Of The Running

10/10/17

Facebook will invest $750 million to build a 970,000-square-foot data center in the White Oak Technology Park in Henrico County, state officials announced last week, a project for which Loudoun County was initially a contender.

The data center is slated to bring thousands of construction jobs to the Richmond region and more than 100 full-time operational jobs.

Overall, McAuliffe said Facebook will bring more than $1 billion of new investment to Virginia.

The move comes as Henrico County has ramped up its efforts this year to attract more data centers by significantly reducing its tax rate on computers and equipment related to data centers, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.

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