Facebook is building an $800M data center in Right to Work Gallatin, Tennessee

The new Facebook center is expected to create 1,500 people during construction and 100 permanent Facebook-related jobs.

Construction is underway on an $800 million Facebook data center northeast of Nashville that will take up to three years to build and cover nearly 1 million square feet.

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg announced that the center will create 100 high-paying jobs and be supported by two new solar energy projects in south and west Tennessee.

“For every one data center job we create, we create five jobs in community services, food or housing,” Sandberg told The Tennessean. “It’s a massive construction project, a massive investment for two to three years. Then there are the ongoing jobs. We take our responsibility in the local community really seriously.”

source: Sandy Mazza, Nashville Tennessean (August 11, 2020)

When people invest $800 million on a long-term project like this, you can bet that Right to Work states have an advantage over compulsory unionism states.