Social media giant Facebook has confirmed it is developing an $800 million data center in Mesa, Arizona, first revealed in May. it is building a data center in metro Phoenix powered only by renewable energy.
The company said that is about to break ground on the new facility, which project documents detail will span 970,000 sq ft (90,000 sq m) in its first phase. At full buildout, the full site could span 3 million square feet (278,700 sq m).
“We are thrilled to be breaking ground on our newest data center,” Rachel Peterson, VP of Infrastructure at Facebook, said…
Estimates support about 100 jobs. In addition, the job is expected to bring 1,400 construction jobs to the city. https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/facebook-constructing-solar-powered-data-center-in-mesa1
Facebook claims the facility at 3841 S. Ellsworth Rd. will be among the most advanced and energy- and water-efficient data centers in the world.
It will mark Facebook’s first significant investment in Arizona, said Melanie Roe, a company spokesperson. The Mesa facility will be Facebook’s 14th data center in the U.S. and 18th globally.
Construction is starting now and will last a couple of years, Roe said. When complete, the facility will employ people ranging from technicians and engineers to security personnel and culinary workers. Facebook will post openings on its career page in coming weeks.
Facebook breaking ground adds to my early predictions “Greater Phoenix is going to become the semiconductor, solar energy, and electronic vehicle hub of the country, if not the world.”
” Mesa, along with Goodyear, Buckeye, Laveen are some of the best areas to scoop up investment property in the Valley of the Sun for cheap”!– Juan Pesqueira, Realtor