Facebook Reflects on 4 years of Economic Impact from Data Center in Prineville, OR

Facebook posts on its Economic Impact in Prineville from its data center presence. 

Connecting the World and Making an Impact

May 21, 2014 at 10:00am

From the moment we broke ground on our Prineville data center in 2010, Facebook has been proud to contribute to the region’s economic progress and long-term success. It is with the support of the local community that we’ve been able to grow and develop into what we are today – a multi-building campus that allows people to connect and share every day on Facebook.


A few months ago, we commissioned an outside firm, ECONorthwest, to measure our economic impact on a regional and statewide level and update our previous study, which only analyzed the construction and operations activity from the very first phases of the facility’s development. The new report includes major statistics and key analyses that we’d like to share:

  • The economic impacts generated by construction over five years include:

     o  651 jobs in Central Oregon; 3,592 in total in Oregon.

     o  $573 million in capital spending statewide.

The report is here.

An executive summary of the 2014 Facebook Prineville Economic and Fiscal Impact Report is available at http://www.econw.com/our-work/publications/facebook.

Executive Summary: The Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Facebook’s Prineville Data Center

ECONorthwest releases a study of the economic and fiscal impacts resulting from Facebook's Prineville data center.


May 14, 2014

Written by:

Michael Wilkerson, Ph.D.
Tessa Krebs



The executive summary of ECONorthwest's "Facebook Prineville Data Center Economic and Fiscal Impact Study."











I found the above thanks to the Gigaom post. http://gigaom.com/2014/05/21/facebook-commissioned-study-says-oregon-data-center-is-good-for-the-economy/