In late March, leaders from Meta (formerly Facebook), the State of Missouri and Kansas City announced that a 1 million square-foot data center would be built in the city.
The project is estimated to cost at least $800 million and will employ up to 1,300 construction workers a day. Construction is set to start soon with Meta hoping to make the center operational by 2024, according to a media release.
Over the last year, Assistant Political Director Joe Hudson and the KC area team met with developers about the data center. The Carpenters Union is working to ensure the facility is built with organized labor.