February 17, 2021
Facebook has launched a major expansion of its data center campus in Huntsville with the total investment possibly exceeding $1 billion.
Huntsville officials said the social media giant, which also owns Instagram, is planning to construct two additional buildings for its data center after announcing in 2018 it was building a two-building data center with a $750 million investment.
“They have found success in Huntsville,” Shane Davis, the city’s director of urban and economic development, told the city council in November.
Facebook declined to confirm the expansion.
It’s not immediately known how many new jobs may be created by the expansion. At the original announcement, Facebook said the data center would create more than 100 jobs.
The city council in November approved expansion of the Facebook campus in North Huntsville Industrial Park. According to the amended project development agreement, Facebook purchased 197 acres from private owners adjacent to the original campus, which was about 250 acres purchased from the city.