Facebook's Los Lunas data center is slated to create around 50 jobs long-term, in addition to around 200 to 300 jobs for its initial construction. Located in the Huning Ranch Business Park just off Interstate 25, the first $250-million phase of the center is set to open late next year.
While developers have been slow to come to Los Lunas because of Facebook, Facebook has had a tangible impact on Los Lunas in terms of home sales increasing, but it hasn’t landed a major company that says it wants to be in the area because it wants to be near a Facebook data center.
Reid Goetz, vice president of Hillwood, which manages the 18,000-acre AllianceTexas master-planned development in northern Fort Worth, Texas, said he has already seen the impact the Dallas-Fort Worth data center has had on the area.
"There’s definitely a clustering effect," Goetz said of the data center and the companies that have gone in around it.