An inside look at Facebook’s Prineville, Ore. data center


Facebook recently shared some successes found in the economic impact report of its Prineville, Ore. data center — namely that it has contributed $64.7 million in output and 266 jobs throughout Oregon in 2013 alone.

Earlier this year, Facebook commissioned an independent firm, ECONorthwest, to measure the data center’s economic impact on both a regional and statewide level. Over the past 5 years, construction of Facebook’s Prineville data center has generated 651 jobs in Central Oregon (3,592 total in Oregon) and $573 million capital spending statewide.

Other findings:

  • Facebook’s 2013 operations in Oregon and the economic activity they generated are associated with nearly $500,000 in property taxes and more than $750,000 in personal state income taxes in Oregon.
  • Construction from 2009 to 2013 generated enough personal income to raise more than $6.5 million in state income taxes.

Facebook blogged about the progress of its Prineville Data Center:

We’re pleased to continue to have a positive impact on the economies of Prineville, Crook County, and Central Oregon, from construction activity to full-time employment, direct job creation, and indirect “multiplier spending effects,” to our charitable giving initiatives. Since 2011, we’ve awarded $965,000 to Crook County schools and qualified nonprofits through our community action grants program and local donations, including the support of STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education.

Our Prineville data center is part of the fabric that powers Facebook, and we are grateful to be a part of this community for the long term.

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