Facebook lifts Prineville


While Facebook contemplates expanding in Prineville, the company is making an effort to win over the local community. 

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While Facebook contemplates expanding in Prineville, the company is making an effort to connect with the local community.

Facebook has provided free dental care for area children and donated uniforms for local sports teams.

 

 

Facebook’s Prineville project demonstrates ways the seven-year-old company is growing up, taking on significant additional costs, and making an effort to form bonds with a growing network of constituents. It’s a process that companies of all stripes, from manufacturers to miners, have had to navigate.

The Facebook project has brought more than 200 construction jobs to Prineville, along with at least 35 full-time jobs at its new facility. Facebook has contributed more than $1 million in fees to the city, for access to basics including water. Those fees have helped cut Prineville’s total debt by about 3%, officials said.

Read more at The Wall Street Journal.

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