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Facebook opens center in Henrico

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Posted at 11:16 AM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-05 11:16:46-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Social media giant Facebook will officially open – and bring online – the first phase of its $1.75-billion data center in eastern Henrico County.

The massive 2.5-million square-foot facility sits on 328 acres in the White Oak Technology Park in Sandston, adjacent to arguably the most desirable data cable connection in North America – the MAREA subsea cable, which lands at the QTS data center in White Oak and which Facebook helped fund, along with Microsoft and Spanish telecom company Telxius.

Facebook expects to employ more than 200 people at the site eventually, most in high-paying jobs. About 50 work there now. Continue reading on The Henrico Citizen.

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