Omaha, Neb, March 24, 2021 – The Greater Omaha Chamber Economic Development Partnership today congratulated Facebook on their Sarpy County expansion. The social-networking and connection-technology giant announced early this morning they will expand into Springfield, adding nearly 1 million square feet to their data center operations.
“This is an exciting development in Facebook’s continued growth, and we are pleased to join them in celebrating their ongoing presence in Sarpy County,” said Andrew Rainbolt, executive director, Sarpy County Economic Development Corporation. “Their level of commitment to our community is unprecedented, and their ongoing support of this region’s local organizations has seen more than $2 million in donations. Congratulations, Facebook!”
W. Todd Johnson, senior vice president, economic development, Greater Omaha Chamber, echoed Rainbolt’s remarks, adding Facebook’s growth is “welcome and well-deserved.”
“We are proud of the commitment Facebook has to communities, and commend everyone who will continue to work together to move this important development forward,” Johnson said.
Facebook officials said the expansion will potentially add $400 million in capital investment to Sarpy County, and is expected to create 100 new “operational jobs.”
“Today’s announcement is a testament to collaboration. Facebook knows communities, and we are delighted to have them in ours,” said David G. Brown, president and CEO, Greater Omaha Chamber.
About the Greater Omaha Chamber Economic Development Partnership
The Greater Omaha Chamber Economic Development Partnership (https://www.omahachamber.org/economic-development/) represents a seven-county area from two states (Nebraska and Iowa) that includes Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Otoe, Pottawattamie, Sarpy and Washington Counties. The regionalized partnership operates as a comprehensive resource, driving growth and championing collaboration.
About Greater Omaha
Greater Omaha is a No. 1 ranked up-and-coming-tech hotspot, a “top 10 best place to live on a $60,000 salary” and was named America’s No. 2 Best Small City by Resonance Consultancy. Greater Omaha is home to more than 30 communities and nearly 1 million people.
About the Greater Omaha Chamber
The mission of the Greater Omaha Chamber is to champion a thriving business community and a prosperous region through visionary leadership and collaboration.