Facebook data center coming to Eagle Mountain

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EAGLE MOUNTAIN (News4Utah)- Facebook announced they are building a nearly one million square feet data center in Eagle Mountain.

Officials say the project represents a $750 million investment in Eagle Mountain, and will benefit the city, Utah County, Alpine School District, Central Utah Water Conservancy District, and Unified Fire Service Area.

The data center would be powered by 100%, net-new renewable energy through utilization of Rocky Mountain Power’s available renewable energy tariffs, officials at Eagle Mountain City said.

After years of research, planning, and preparation, in a coordinated effort among state, county, and local officials, this project is a big win for Eagle Mountain and Utah,” said Eagle Mountain Mayor Tom Westmoreland. “The fact that a company of this stature has chosen to partner with Eagle Mountain and invest here says a lot about our community and insures that we will have the economic base necessary to be a well-balanced city.”

The Facebook data center is expected to employ 30-50 people full time, with potential for more contract workers.

Construction will begin this month and the data center is expected to come online in 2020.

Click here for more information about the center.

This is a developing story. Updates will be posted as they become available.

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