Meta to Build 0 Million Data Center in Indiana

Meta (formerly Facebook) has announced plans to build a new data center in Jeffersonville, Indiana, at a cost of $800 million. The 700,000-square-foot campus will support Meta’s global data needs, including its artificial intelligence (AI) operations. Construction is set to begin in January, with a targeted completion date of 2026. The site is expected to employ up to 1,250 workers during peak construction and will support 100 high-wage jobs upon completion. The data center will be powered by 100% renewable energy and aims to achieve LEED Gold certification. Meta recently re-entered the trillion-dollar valuation club, and its renewed stock performance is attributed to its focus on generative artificial intelligence.

Meta’s decision to build a new data center in Indiana reflects the company’s commitment to expanding its infrastructure to meet growing data and AI demands. The use of renewable energy aligns with Meta’s sustainability goals, and the tax incentives provided by the state of Indiana incentivize the company’s investment. The move also underscores the broader trend of technology companies strategically locating data centers to optimize efficiency, reduce latency, and enhance overall performance. (Source: Cointelegraph)