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Meta opens data center in Montgomery

Gov. Kay Ivey announced Meta Platforms will open an $800 million data center in Montgomery.

The new AI-based data center will be built off I-65 in Montgomery.

The 715,000-square-foot facility will offer 100 operational jobs.

Meta operates Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and other services.

The facility is slated to go online in 2026.

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