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16Feb

Meta, Parent Company to Facebook, Announces Plans to Come to the Boise Area

Photo Rights: Kuna Data Center Facebook Page

 

According to the Kuna Data Center Facebook Page, the company, formerly known as Facebook, is set to break ground on the 960,000 square-foot data center in September, with construction expected to wrap up in 2025.

 

Meta, formerly the Facebook company, announced plans Wednesday to build an $800 million data center in Kuna. 

 

“We are thrilled to be breaking ground on our newest data center in Kuna, Idaho. Thank you to all of our partners who helped us move this project forward,” said Darcy Nothnagle, director of community and economic development at Meta. “Kuna is a great place to call home and we are committed to investing in the community’s long-term vitality. We look forward to having a strong, fruitful partnership for years to come."

 

Meta is set to break ground on the 960,000 square-foot data center in September, with construction expected to wrap up in 2025.

 

Meta will also invest $50 million in a new water and sewer system for Kuna, which will be owned and operated by the city. This project will also brings approximately 100 high paying jobs to the community, as well as support existing construction related companies for the initial build and maintenance of the facilities. 

 

View the Kuna Data Center Facebook Page for daily updates on the Meta project in Kuna.

 

From their Facebook page:

Kuna stood out as an outstanding location for a number of reasons. It provides good access to infrastructure and renewable energy, has a strong pool of talent, and a great set of community partners. We are excited and proud to be the newest member of this tremendous community.

 

Meta is committed to being a positive contributor in its data center communities, and that includes investing in renewable energy and water restoration projects. For Kuna, we worked closely with Idaho Power to develop and implement a new green tariff that will allow companies like us to support their operations with 100% renewable energy. Additionally, we have a global goal to restore more water than we consume by 2030. In Idaho, we will be investing in water restoration projects in support of our data center.

 

Our data centers are among the most advanced, water- and energy- efficient data center facilities in the world. Designing, building, and maintaining facilities that are positive contributors to our communities matters to us. We approach sustainability from the ground up—from design and construction to energy sources, water stewardship, and responsibly managing the end of life of our equipment. The Kuna Data Center will be at least 80% more water efficient than the average data center. Our cooling system relies on outside air for cooling for at least 50% of the year.

 

We anticipate that over 1,200 construction workers will be on site at the peak of construction. We will start posting job openings for the data center in the next couple of weeks. For construction information, please check the Hensel Phelps website.

 

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