Facebook to open world's most environmentally friendly data center
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
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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
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
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
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
Facebook to add more computing power with Texas data center- The Olympian
Ground broken for Facebook data center in Fort Worth- Houston Chronicle
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Chamberletter - timeline of year-long activities to bring Facebook data center to Fort Worth
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