NEW ALBANY, Ohio (AP) — Facebook will invest $750 million in a new data center in central Ohio, the company announced Tuesday — marking another boost for the state's growing technology sector.The world's biggest social media company joined Republican Gov. John Kasich and a host of other dignitaries to announce its 10th data center will be on a 345-acre site in New Albany, just northeast of Columbus.Rachel Peterson, the company's director of data center strategy and development, said several factors attracted Facebook to the location, including fiber and power infrastructure, government support, livability and the availability of high-tech talent.Facebook has been adding data centers in the U.S. and internationally to handle the growing number of photos, videos and additional digital content it must process from its 2 billion users.
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