Citing local support and infrastructure, Meta, the parent company of Facebook, announced plans to expand its New Albany Data Center by two buildings, bringing the company’s total investment in the community to $1.5 billion. The company thanked local and statewide partners, specifically the City of New Albany, for its role in making the investment possible. The new facility will increase Facebook’s New Albany workforce from 200 jobs to 300 jobs.
META will continue to power 100% of its operations with renewable energy as it follows through on its commitment of achieving net zero emissions in its value chain by 2030. The robust infrastructure available at the site, community partnerships and access to renewable energy are among the reasons Meta continues to expand here, noted Katie Comer, Meta’s manager of community development in North America. “It’s gratifying as mayor when a company expands after their initial investment because it reinforces their excitement about being here,” said New Albany Mayor Sloan Spalding. The company has invested $2.8 million in the local community since it built its first data center in New Albany in 2017.