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Kansas City Selected For $800 Million Data Center Through Meta Platforms

Missouri Governor Mike Parson has announced that Kansas City’s Golden Plains Technology Park has been selected by Meta Platforms, formerly known as Facebook, as the location of a nearly one million-square-foot data center which is expected to be in operation in 2024. The announcement reports the investment is worth $800 million and would support up to 100 jobs.

The Golden Plains Technology Park is a 5.5 million square-foot data center campus and will use 100 percent renewable energy. The facility intends to achieve net-zero carbon emissions and, on average, use 32 percent less energy and be 80 percent more water-efficient than the industry standard.

The site selection was made for Kansas City’s central location, security, decreased risk of natural disasters, competitive energy prices, and options for renewable energy.

For the building of its new data center, Meta plans to use the Data Center Sales Tax Exemption Program, a tool that incentivizes the location and expansion of data centers in Missouri. The Data Center Sales Tax Exemption Program was created by the Missouri General Assembly in 2015.

 



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