Alabama: Meta plans data center in Montgomery, Alabama

May 09, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Tech giant Meta, formerly known as Facebook, this week announced plans to build an $800 million data center in Montgomery County, Alabama. The facility is located across from Hyundai’s automotive assembly plant and will join Meta’s other Alabama data center campus 190 miles north in Huntsville, a previous investment worth $1.5 billion that launched in 2018.

Brad Davis, director of community and economic development at Meta, said: “The city - and our specific location - offers great access to infrastructure and renewable energy, a strong pull of talent, and most importantly, an amazing set of community partners.”

Montgomery Mayor Steven L. Reed added: “Meta’s decision to expand into Montgomery with a state-of-the-art data center showcases how our region is diversifying into a knowledge-based economy and highlights the competitiveness of Montgomery and our economic development team.”