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Facebook buying property in Gallatin for massive data center

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  FaceBook is moving ahead with plans to build a $715 million data center in Gallatin.

 

The Nashville Business Journal reports the Gallatin City Council approved the deal Tuesday night.

 

The Journal notes that Facebook was so confident approval would be granted they began buying property for the project last week. The company reportedly spent more than 15 million dollars for half of the 800 acres needed for the massive, 970,000 square foot facility.

 

The data center will be built in phases over the next ten years.

 

For more in-depth coverage of this story, follow this link to the story by Nashville Business Journal Senior Reporter Adam Sichko.

 

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