But it seems the company isn’t the only one extending build in North Carolina. WRAL reports social networking giant Facebook may also be planning to build a data center in the area, too.
Gov. Bev Perdue said Thursday that social networking giant Facebook will build a data center in Rutherford County.
“We are proud that Facebook chose to make North Carolina a ‘friend.’ The feeling is certainly mutual,” said Gov. Perdue.
Construction of the $450 million Forest City facility will create 250 jobs over an 18-month period, according to the governor’s office. Once finished, Facebook expects to offer 35-45 full-time and contract jobs.
The building will be designed to the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED “gold standard,” a third-party verification of environmental sensitivity.
It is not yet known how large the plot for the build is, but it is reportedly going to cost Facebook $450 Million.[via WRAL]