Facebook has opened the new Eagle Mountain Data Centre and it is now online and serving users. Construction of the nearly 2.4 million-square-foot campus has resulted in 1,250 construction workers on-site daily at peak.
“We are thrilled to have Facebook in Utah,” Spencer J. Cox, Utah governor, said. “We think Eagle Mountain is a pretty special place, and we’re glad Facebook agrees and decided to build a data centre here.”
Since Facebook has opened the new data centre, it has provided approximately two million dollars in community support since 2018. This is nearly one million dollars to local schools, small businesses and nonprofit organizations as part of COVID-19 relief efforts. Once fully built, the data centre will represent an investment of more than one billion dollars in the state of Utah and support more than 200 jobs.
“We are proud to invest one billion dollars into Eagle Mountain but even prouder to see how our investments spur further economic benefits for the area, especially during this tough economic climate,” William Marks, community development manager at Facebook, said. “Our data centre investments go beyond economic growth to benefit the local environment and community.”