LOS LUNAS, N.M. (KRQE) – Facebook released a study in partnership with RTI International on the economic contributions of Facebook data centers and their impact in the United States from 2017 to 2019. The study finds the social media company’s investments through capital expenditures, operating expenses, and direct wages in data centers totaled $11.5 billion, supported over 178,000 jobs nationwide, and contributed a cumulative $18.6 billion to the U.S. GDP.
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