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El Paso trying to attract new Meta data center

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- El Paso is trying to attract Meta to the Borderland. The City, County and Borderplex Alliance are working together to support the tech-giant's building of a "new hyperscale data center" in the Sun City. The proposed project would represent an estimated $800 million investment, the city said in a statement.

"While this marks significant progress toward bringing Meta's state-of-the-art data center to El Paso, additional work remains before this project is finalized," a spokesperson stated in a news release Monday.

Both city and county leaders recently voted to take the first step towards attracting Meta to El Paso. The Borderplex Alliance says Meta is also "taking steps to place their hyperscale data center in El Paso."

"I congratulate city and county leaders for their foresight and commitment to job growth," Borderplex Alliance CEO Jon Barela said. "Through firsthand experience and previous projects, I can attest that Meta is a fantastic company, and we would be thrilled to welcome them to the Borderplex region."

“The City of El Paso is thrilled at the steps taken to establish Meta's Hyperscale Data Center that will completely transform our community,” El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser said. “This partnership not only signifies a significant milestone in our technological evolution but also reaffirms our dedication to becoming a hub for innovation, job creation, and economic prosperity."

ABC-7 is working to learn more about where and when the new data center could open. We are also working to learn information on the expected economic impact.

"This project, once established, represents a long-term investment in the community, fostering a diversified tax base through substantial capital investment and introducing a new industry that will promote innovation and create quality career opportunities," the city stated Monday.

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