Facebook to Locate Next Data Center in Iowa

Facebook’s Rutherford County, NC Data Center

According to the Des Moines Register, social networking giant Facebook is the company behind a mysterious data center construction project currently under way in the town of Altoona, Iowa. This would be Facebook’s fourth company-owned data center. The other data centers are located in Prineville, OR; Forest City, NC; and Lulea, Sweden.

The Register reports that the data center will total 1.4 million square feet. As of yet, there is no information available regarding possible tax incentives and other credits Facebook may receive, and there’s no word on how many jobs the facility will create. It has been reported that Facebook is interested in pursuing tax credits for the use of wind power, but that will require a vote from the state legislature.

State officials have remained quiet on the project, but it has been reported that Iowa beat out Nebraska in a fierce recruitment battle. Iowa has been the beneficiary of new data center projects from Microsoft and Google, bolstering the state’s presence in the data center marketplace.

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