Facebook Expands Omaha-Area Data Center Before It’s Even Finished


     Social media giant Facebook says it’s expanding its data center in the Omaha suburbs by another million square feet at a cost of $400-million dollars, pushing the total project to 3.6-million square feet and almost $1.5-billion dollars.

        The data center is already partially operational in Papillion with the expansion pushing the complex into Springfield – an area that already includes data centers for Google, Yahoo, Travelers Insurance and Fidelity Investments.

    .  Facebook says when the project is completed in 2024, the data center will employ roughly 300 people.