New Facebook data center in Henrico to start serving traffic in 2019

By John Reid Blackwell | Richmond Times-Dispatch

Social media giant Facebook announced plans in October 2017 to build a $750 million data center in the White Oak Technology Park in eastern Henrico County, along with a $250 million investment to pay for new solar power facilities to offset the data center’s power use.

The first phase of the project, which is nearing completion, includes 1 million square feet of data center space. The company anticipates the first phase of its data center to start serving traffic in 2019, a spokeswoman said.

The Facebook data center is expected to create up to 200 full-time jobs, along with thousands of construction jobs.

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