Facebook Moves to Fort Worth, TX
Facebook’s recent expansion to Fort Worth, TX has certainly garnered quite a bit of positive feedback in North Central Texas. Holding a ceremonial groundbreaking event at the massive billion dollar complex, there’s little doubt of the impact on the economy and benefit to local residents.
The Facebook Fort Worth data center will be located off at Texas 170 and Park Vista Boulevard and employ over 100 people. Based just east of Interstate 35W, the revenue from this building will benefit Tarrant County as well as the surrounding counties for generations to come.
This fact was not lost on officials representing Facebook at the grand ceremony, who definitely understood the magnitude of their decision.
Facebook Moves to Fort Worth, TX – New Facebook Facility in Fort Worth
Rumors of Facebook moving to Fort Worth had been buzzing around the Internet for months before the social media leader made it official. Selected from a pool of 220 cities, Fort Worth has earned this distinction over their fellow Texan cities in Austin and Richardson.
Projected for completion near the end of 2016, the first building will eventually grow into a billion dollar complex on the 110-acre site. As vice president of Facebook infrastructure, Furlong also stated that the new complex would be the most robust and scalable Facebook data center yet.
Another positive sign for anyone invested or interested in Facebook, who now flexes over 1.5 billion users. Handling over 45 billion messages daily in as well as over two billion pictures, the demand for high level data processing is beyond comprehension.
Progressive thinking and eco consciousness is a prevalent theme within the halls of the software social giant, and this new building reflects such thinking with wind power. Facebook also plans to build a 202-megawatt wind farm in Clay County through Alterra Energy to power the mega-complex, further expanding their footprint in Tarrant County.
To help orchestrate the successful Facebook moving to Fort Worth project, the county has offered millions in tax incentives. Despite the fact that the facility will not employ large numbers of people, projections put the returns back to the county at millions over two decades.
Facebook will pay 21.9 million in taxes to the city within the first 10 years, with the amount swelling to $146.7 million in just 20. The potential benefits to Tarrant County and the local residents is far reaching and will add to the appeal of living in North Central Texas.
Standing as what will be the company’s fifth data center, you can learn more about this amazing data center by visiting their new page, facebook.com/fortworthdatacenter. This page will be showing their listings of employment for anyone looking to get a job at Fort Worth Facebook.
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