Facebook says it has invested $1 billion in its Henrico County data center

By John Reid Blackwell | Richmond Times-Dispatch

The social media company Facebook said it has now invested about $1 billion in its eastern Henrico County data center that became operational this summer.

Facebook first announced plans to open the data center in White Oak Technology Park in 2017. It is one of eight data centers that the company now operates in the United States to serve its online traffic, with five more data centers in development.

The company opened this summer the first phase of what is expected to be a 2.5 million-square-foot campus in eastern Henrico. The second phase of the project is now being built, the company said.

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