A huge economic boost for Nebraska was announced today in Papillion. Facebook is building a new data center on a 146 acre site along Highway 50. Mayor David Black says Facebook is a welcome addition to the community. He says, “There will be hundreds of construction jobs that will be created out of this that will have direct local impact. Those are putting people to work. Highway 50 and Highway 370 is really important now for manufacturing, industrial and headquarter industries. That is jobs and industries critical to the entire state.”
Facebook Vice President of Infrastructure Tom Furlong says it has been a pleasure working with Nebraska in making their data center location selection. He says Facebook is grateful that Governor Ricketts traveled to Menio Park, California last October to help them fully understand the benefits of locating in Nebraska. Furlong says Facebook is also to have amazing partners in Nebraska that include the Greater Omaha Economic Development Partnership, Sarpy County Economic Development, Papillion, Sarpy County and OPPD.
There will be a total of four new buildings that will make up the new data center. Two will be on each side of the highway and they will connect by tunnel. When constructed, Facebook will employ about 100 people.