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Facebook to build $1 billion data center in Virginia

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Virginia Governoe Terry McAuliffe announced Thursday that Facebook will build a $1 billion data center just outside Richmond.

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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.

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