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Facebook will invest $1 billion in Virginia to build data center and ‘multiple’ solar facilities

October 6, 2017

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced that Facebook is set to invest over $1 billion in the U.S. state.

The tech giant will invest $750 million to construct a 970,000 square foot data center in Henrico County. In addition, it will spend hundreds of millions building “multiple solar facilities” to power the data center with renewable energy.

“I am proud to welcome Facebook to Henrico County, and we look forward to a strong partnership,” McAuliffe said in a statement.

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