Meta, formerly known as the Facebook Company, has just announced that it is building its newest hyperscale data center in Kansas City, Missouri.

The development of the new data center which will be located in the Golden Plains Technology Park, is expected to cost over $800 million and span nearly 1 million-square feet.

While this investment is expected to support up to 100 jobs in the region, the facility will also support the green ecosystem by using 100% renewable energy for its operations.

“Meta is excited to call Kansas City our new home. It stands out with so much to offer – good access to infrastructure and fiber, a strong pool of talent for both construction and operations, and more than anything, great community partners,” said Darcy Nothnagle, Director of Community and Economic Development at Meta.

“We’re proud to welcome Meta to Kansas City for this historic, cutting-edge development that will positively impact our state’s economy for years to come,” said Mike Parson, Governor of Missouri.

“The Show-Me State stands out as a rising technology hub due to our strategic location, skilled workforce, and prime business climate. This unprecedented investment signals Missouri is open for business, and that our state is a prime destination for high-tech leaders and innovators alike.”

Missouri Partnership stated that it played its role in attracting Meta to Kansas City, having worked with several organizations in the region. Missouri Partnership is a public-private economic development organization that is focused on attracting new jobs and investment to the state and promoting Missouri’s business strengths.

“Projects of this magnitude are extraordinary. Meta’s decision to make such a hallmark investment in our state is a testament to Missouri’s reputation of being a reliable and solid destination for investment,” said Subash Alias, CEO of Missouri Partnership.

“Meta also recognizes our exceedingly favorable business climate for such data centers as cited by the recently released Tax Foundation’s Location Matters study. We are so thrilled to welcome Meta to Missouri and look forward to a long-lasting relationship with this marquee company.”

As announced, Meta plans to start operations at the new Missouri data center in 2024.