Prineville gets Facebook data center and 35 jobs

Thanks to local tax incentives, the social networking site will build a new data center in Central Oregon.

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Facebook is gearing up to build a data center – the first owned by the company – in Prineville. The 147,000-square-foot, $188.2 million data center is expected to bring in about 35 jobs.

The major draw for the move: the tax incentives offered through an enterprise zone, which will save the company as much as $2.8 million a year in local taxes.

Prineville may not have even been a consideration if there weren’t an enterprise zone, said Jason Carr, manager of the Prineville office of Economic Development for Central Oregon.

“If the enterprise zone didn’t exist in Prineville, this project would not be moving forward,” said Carr, who worked to bring the company to the area.

Read the full story at The Bulletin.

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