Meta (Facebook) Formally Announces Massive $800M Data Center In Cheyenne

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While Wyoming residents were going about their day-to-day lives in 2019, public officials and economic developers began working behind the scenes to bring a large Facebook data center to the Cowboy State.

That’s when the company now known as Meta — which owns social media platforms Facebook, Instagram and What’s App — first approached local officials about buying land south of town.

Fast-forward five years to Tuesday morning, when Project Cosmo was officially announced, an $800 million, 715,000-square-foot Meta data center in south Cheyenne. Meta says the project will support about 100 operational jobs and more than 1,000 skilled trade jobs at its peak of construction.

The facility is scheduled to open by 2027.

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