Meta, the company we used to call Facebook, has unveiled a massive infrastructure investment out in Missouri. The company plans to build out a new $800M hyperscale data center in Kansas City.
More specifically, the facility will span some 1 million square feet of space and will be built within the Golden Plains Technology Park, a data center development project of Diode Ventures, which is a subsidiary by Black & Veatch. The park spans parts of Platte and Clay counties to the north of the city proper, and sounds like something we might hear more about going forward given Meta’s interest.
Meta’s plans call for the data center to be fed by 100% renewable energy and to be staffed by 100 new regional jobs. If all goes according to plan, the facility will be operational sometime in 2024. It will provide Meta a hub for its infrastructure in the heart of the US, complementing its existing footprint on the coasts while leveraging the substantial fiber infrastructure connecting the Kansas City metro area to other major markets.
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