Facebook to build $1 billion data center in Virginia
The center, planned to be built in eastern Henrico County, will involve $750 million in construction and $250 million for solar power infrastructure to power the project.
"Working with companies like Facebook and many others, we are advancing Virginia's position as a global leader in the technology economy," McAuliffe said.
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership will give Facebook $19 million in tax exemptions and the project is expected to create 100 full-time jobs, in addition to more than 2,400 temporary construction jobs, WTOP-TV in Washington, D.C., reported.
Richmond-based Dominion Resources, Inc. was awarded the $250 million contract to construct the solar facilities. ■