Facebook to build $800 million data center in Mesa
Facebook is making its first data center investment in Arizona. They announced Thursday they were starting construction on an $800 million data center in Mesa.
The first phase of the Facebook Mesa Data Center will consist of two buildings totaling 960,000 square feet, and the first building should be online by the end of 2023.
Once operational, Facebook expects the project to support approximately 100 jobs. The construction of the data center is expected to require up to 1,500 construction jobs at peak.
Facebook purchased the 396 acres in Mesa on the southeast corner of Elliot and Ellsworth Roads for $123.2 million. The large property will allow Facebook to expand its Mesa operations to five buildings in the future, when the demand arises.
Facebook is joining several large data centers already operating or under construction in Mesa. Facebook’s center will be between Apple’s and Google’s data centers on Elliot Road in the rapidly growing master-planned community of Eastmark. Phoenix is ranked #2 in Data Center Growth.