Facebook Announces Data Center Expansion in Sarpy County

Facebook campus in Sarpy County Photo WOWT-TV 6

(Papillion, NE) -- Facebook is bringing more jobs into the Sarpy County area.

The social media company announced Wednesday morning that they are expanding their data center presence in Papillion and Springfield with four new facilities, in addition to four current ones and two more already under construction.

The 2.6 million-square-foot campus has four operation facilities, two that are under construction, and four more now planned that will be built with this expansion. By the time it’s completed, the Facebook campus will be 3.6 million square-feet and cost Facebook over $1.5 billion.

“For Sarpy County it obviously represents $400 million following three other similar investments from Facebook and it helps establish us as kind of a data center cluster that’s nationally known now,” Andrew Rainbolt, Executive Director, Sarpy County Economic Development Corporation tells WOWT-TV 6 News.

The stretch along Highway 50 that Facebook has chosen has become a central location or major companies including Fidelity, Google, and Yahoo. An Amazon distribution center will bring 1,000 new jobs to Sarpy County, soon.

The Facebook expansion is expected to be completed by 2024 and will make their Papillion data center one of the largest in the world.

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