Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, is expanding its Huntsville data center campus, adding two buildings and 3.5 million square feet.
“This expansion raises our investment in Huntsville to more than $1.5 billion,” the company said in a release. “And once it’s completed, we anticipate the data center will support more than 300 operational jobs.”
In addition to the expansion, Meta also announced two new grants totaling $300,000 for Huntsville-area schools and STEM education.
$225,000 will go to the Schools Foundation, which aims to add 500 new national board-certified teachers to the Huntsville City, Madison City and Madison County school systems. In addition, the company is giving $75,000 to the Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering.
Meta, which came to Huntsville in 2018, has given more than $1.5 million to area schools since 2019.
“Huntsville has proven to be a great home for our data center, and we are excited to be expanding even further,” the company said.