Meta, Facebook’s parent company, today announced an $800 million data center to be built in Montgomery.

The 715,000-square-foot facility off I-65 will bring 100 jobs to the city.

”Each day, millions of people around the world use Meta’s products, and the next-generation Alabama data center in Montgomery will soon help keep the company’s popular platforms running smoothly,” Gov. Kay Ivey said at a news conference. “Meta is putting down roots in another great location in Sweet Home Alabama, and we’re committed to helping the company grow and prosper here.”

Meta already has a $1.5 billion data center in Huntsville.

In addition to Facebook, Meta’s companies include Instagram, Threads and WhatsApp.

The Montgomery data center will be Meta’s 24th data hub and the 20th in the U.S.

“We are thrilled to announce our newest data center will be located in Montgomery. The city — and our specific location — offers great access to infrastructure and renewable energy, a strong pull of talent and most importantly, an amazing set of community partners,” said Brad Davis, director of community and economic development at Meta. “We look forward to having a strong partnership for years to come.”

Montgomery has been building a substantial IT sector over the past decade, and it has been a leader in the state for economic development announcements.


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Meta, Facebook parent, building $800 million data center in Montgomery