(The Hosting News) – For social networking giant Facebook, expanding its data center facility property in North Carolina couldn’t come soon enough.
Recently, the state’s Governor’s office brought news that Facebook is already prepping a second facility in the area, even though the first was just recently completed.
Besides assisting Facebook’s expansion as a social networking giant, construction of an additional facility is welcome news to one particular aspect of the state: the economy.
Commenting on the matter in a press release, Facebook Data Center Manager George Henry stated, “We believe the expanding operations and continued construction activities will have a positive impact on Rutherford County’s economy.”
Exactly what does it mean for the state’s economy? According to the release, the site’s development has provided work for over 1,500 people. Additionally, there are thirty permanent jobs at the completed facility. So, continued development means continued jobs.
North Carolina Governor Bev Berdue expressed delight regarding the announcement, stating, “Facebook continues to be a ‘friend’ to North Carolina.”
The Governor was expected to tour the recently completed facility today.
The second facility at the site is expected to be nearly identical to the first. Building number one, which was recently completed, measures 300,000 square feet and was announced late last year. Besides having a data center presence in North Carolina, Facebook also has a facility in Prineville, Oregon.
Meanwhile, Facebook has provided plenty of news lately regarding actual changes to its social network. In the recent past, Facebook has partnered with communication service Skype and updated its user privacy settings. The company is also expected to soon unveil a new profile layout called Timelines (However, the feature has been delayed due to a legal battle with a company that goes by the same name).