Facebook to make an $800 million data center in DeKalb

Facebook to make an 0 million data center in DeKalb

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Facebook will build an $800 million data center at the ChicagoWest Business Center in DeKalb, according to Krusinski Construction Company. The center will comprise 900,000 sq. ft. structure. It will be built on 505 acres of the 1,000-acre property. Krusinski is proud to help Facebook in this cause.

“Krusinski Construction Company is proud to have helped make Facebook’s investment in DeKalb possible,” said Krusinski CEO Jerry Krusinski. “We recognized the potential of this location for mission-critical data centers given its proximity to transmission voltage electrical power, abundant water supply, essential sanitary capacity, multiple broad-band carriers, easy access to interstate transportation, accessible utilities, and ready workforce. We are totally engaged in delivering on the first phase of this development as we provide the utility infrastructure and roadwork improvements necessary to make the project a success.”

Krusinski says they have been persisting for 14 years to provide the companies the viable opportunities to locate tech operations in Illinois as opposed to neighboring states. The statement reads, “He persisted through the 2008 recession and years of a non-competitive Illinois business environment, building coalitions, developing public/private partnerships and sounding the alarm about the need to make Illinois more attractive for data centers.”

DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation executive director Paul Borek is full of praise for Jerry Krusinski and his company. He said, “Jerry Krusinski is one of the thought leaders on this project. He and Krusinski Construction have been essential partners in taking on the varied challenges necessary to bring this project to fruition. The data center will help boost our industrial tax base and be a plus for the local economy. We look forward to our continued partnership with Krusinski.”

Senior writer at the Chicago Morning Star

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