Meta expands DeKalb Data Center; total local investment tops $1B

 Facebook’s parent company, Meta, announced Wednesday it will expand its DeKalb Data Center on the city’s south side by three buildings, bringing with it a community investment that now totals more than $1 billion.

Meta officials and city leaders scheduled a news conference Wednesday at the facility in the 1500 block of Gurler Road, which has been under construction since June 2020. Once work is completed, expected in 2023, the almost 2.4 million-square-foot facility will represent an investment with 200 operational jobs, officials said. Construction is expected to employ more than 1,200 workers over the length of the build.