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Facebook to open world's most environmentally friendly data center

Facebook groundbreaking

Economic Development Team

Tuesday, July 7, 2015, Bill Burton, Hillwood; Erica Estrada, Fort Worth Chamber; Robert Sturns, City of Fort Worth; Peter, Facebook; Brad, Facebook; Lisa McMillan, Tarrant County; Reid Goetz, Hillwood; Matt, Facebook; Michael, Facebook

See more photos from the Groundbreaking and media conference in our photo gallery.

About the Project

The city of Fort Worth will add a globally recognized brand to its role of industry-leading companies with the July 7 announcement that Facebook will build up to three 250,000-square-foot data centers in the AllianceTexas development in north Fort Worth.

Grading of the 110-acre property, located on the northeast corner of Park Vista Blvd. and State Highway 170, is already underway; construction on the first data center is expected to be completed in June 2016.  The $750 million project, with the potential to surpass $1 billion in capital investment upon completion of the second phase, will generate up to 100 jobs between full-time employees, contractors, and vendors. The new buildings are expected to be the world’s most environmentally friendly data centers based on energy usage, the use of continuously recycled water and other green building attributes and credits required for LEED certification.

News Media Reports

LOCAL

Texas Leaders Gather For Facebook Data Center Groundbreaking- CBS Local

Massive wind farm will power Facebook's $1B data center campus in Fort Worth- Dallas Business Journal

Massive Wind Farm To Power Facebooks $1B Data Center- Dallas Business Journals

Facebook's new Fort Worth data center will be powered by wind and bring millions to local economy- Biz Beat Blog

Facebook data center could have far-reaching impact on Fort Worth- Star Telegram

Update: Facebook announces $750 million Fort Worth data center- Fort Worth Business

Facebook Breaks Ground on Massive Fort Worth Data Center-NBC

Facebook Plans To Build Huge Data Center In Fort Worth- Kera News

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Facebook to build $500M data center in Texas- CNBC

Facebook is building a big wind-powered data center in Texas- Fortune

Facebook to build new data center in Fort Worth - Reuters

Facebook is opening a new wind-powered data center in Texas- Business Insider 

Facebook Says Next Data Center Will be in Fort Worth, Tex.- StreetInsider

NATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Facebook Plans Major Data Center Complex in Fort Worth, Texas- AreaDevelopment

NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

Facebook Announces Fifth Data Center, Located in Fort Worth, Texas- TechCrunch

Facebook to open its newest data center in Fort Worth to support its global infrastructure- VentureBeat

Reports: $1B Facebook Data Center Project Underway in Texas- Data Center Knowledge

REGIONAL MARKETS

Facebook to add more computing power with Texas data center- The Olympian 

Ground broken for Facebook data center in Fort Worth- Houston Chronicle

Facebook sources

Facebook Fort Worth Data Center -  Like this for future updates. This page administered by Facebook.
Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce - Like our Facebook page for Chamber info.

Chamber communications

News Release - Facebook announcement and more economic development news releases
Chamberletter - timeline of year-long activities to bring Facebook data center to Fort Worth
What Makes a City Great? -- award-winning video showcases Fort Worth businesses and quality of life