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Kansas City Wins Big with New Hyperscale Data Center from Tech Giant, Meta

by Laura Patriquin | Mar 24, 2022

Congratulations to our partners in Kansas City, Missouri, on Meta’s investment in a $800 million hyperscale data center. The company, formerly known as Facebook, will locate nearly 1 million square feet in Golden Plains Technology Park, a 5.5 million-square-foot data center campus in Kansas City, Missouri.

Meta’s new Kansas City location, which will create 100 operational jobs and more than 1,300 jobs during peak construction, will be one of the most sustainable data centers in the world and will add additional renewable energy to the region’s local grid.

“Meta is excited to call Kansas City our new home. It stands out with so much to offer - good access to infrastructure and fiber, a strong pool of talent for both construction and operations, and more than anything, great community partners,” said Darcy Nothnagle, director of community and economic development, Meta. “Meta is committed to being a good neighbor and investing in the long-term vitality of the region for years to come.”

The Kansas City Area Development Council was proud to partner with the following organizations in attracting Meta to the KC region:


State of Missouri

Missouri Partnership

Missouri Department of Economic Development

City of Kansas City, Missouri

Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri

Port KC

Evergy

Diode Ventures

Platte County

Clay County

Turner Construction

Burns & McDonnell

Kimley-Horn

Black & Veatch

BNIM

Olsson

Husch Blackwell

Rouse, Frets, White, Goss, P.C.

Spire

KC Tech Council

Metropolitan Community College

North Kansas City School District

Platte County R-3 School District

Smithville School District

Greater KC Building & Construction Trades Council

Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council

Union Station


Read the News Release


About Meta

Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology.


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