Hey everyone, Jessica Fulk here! As a real estate agent, I’m always buzzing about what’s happening around town, especially when it involves major developments that could mean big things for our neighborhoods. Today, I’ve got some exciting news straight out of Kansas City, Missouri. Meta, the tech giant we all know (yep, the former Facebook company), is setting up its newest hyperscale data center right here in KC! This is huge, folks.
First off, let’s take a quick trip to the top-notch neighborhoods that are going to be super relevant for anyone eyeing a job at Meta’s new setup. We’re talking about the crème de la crème of Parkville, Missouri. Check these out:
- Thousand Oaks: Imagine living just a few minutes away from work, nestled in lush greenery. That’s Thousand Oaks for you!
- Riss Lake: If you’re into serene lake views and a short drive down the 45 highway to work, Riss Lake’s your spot.
- The National: Golf lovers, rejoice! The National isn’t just a golfer’s paradise; it’s super close to the new Meta center.
Governor Mike Parson is over the moon, saying this is a massive boost for Missouri’s economy and tech scene. And who wouldn’t be? This is a big deal, signaling that Missouri is a hotspot for tech giants and innovators.
Now, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. This data center is a first for Missouri, and Meta’s splashing out over $800 million on this baby. They’re bringing in around 100 jobs, which is pretty great for our community. Darcy Nothnagle, the Director of Community and Economic Development at Meta, is all praises for Kansas City. She’s talking about good infrastructure, talented folks, and awesome community partners.
This nearly 1 million-square-foot center isn’t just any old building. It’s going to be powered by 100% renewable energy, making it one of the world’s most sustainable data centers. That’s a big win for the environment!
Subash Alias from Missouri Partnership is beaming with pride, talking about how this project puts Missouri on the map as a reliable place for major investments. And he’s not wrong. This kind of development can be a game-changer for the state.
Missouri’s got this strategic central location in the U.S., which is great for network connectivity and security. Plus, it’s a hotbed for tech talent, with Kansas City being one of the fastest-growing tech markets. Tim Cowden, the big boss at the Kansas City Area Development Council, points out that KC’s got over 5.5 million miles of fiber and a robust talent pool, which is perfect for Meta’s long-term plans.
There were a bunch of players involved in bringing Meta to KC, including the State of Missouri, the Kansas City Area Development Council, and many more. It’s been a team effort all the way.
Meta’s planning to go live in KC in 2024, and that’s not too far off. So, for anyone looking to snag a job at Meta, or just wanting to be close to the action, those Parkville neighborhoods are going to be hot property. If you’re thinking about moving to Thousand Oaks, Riss Lake, or The National, you know who to call! And hey, even if you’re just curious, check out my other pages for more info on selling or buying homes, or just hit me up here.
Lastly, a bit about Missouri Partnership. These folks have been doing an amazing job attracting new jobs and investments to the state. They’re all about promoting Missouri’s business strengths, and with projects like Meta, Accenture Federal Services LLC, and Amazon under their belt, they’re definitely doing something right.
That’s all for now. Stay tuned for more updates, and remember, if you’re looking to make a move in real estate, I’m your go-to! Keep it real, folks!