January 21, 2010

Wyden Welcomes Facebook to Oregon

Prineville Location Expected to Create 35 full-time positions and more than 200 Construction Jobs

Washington, D.C. - Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) issued the following statement in response to today's announcement that Facebook will build a data center in Prineville, Oregon:

"The more than 200 construction jobs and 35 full-time positions that this project will bring to Prineville could not come at a better time, but the technology and training that comes from partnering with a pioneer like Facebook positions Oregon firmly on the cutting edge. While it is never hard to convince anyone that Oregon is a good place to call home, the Governor deserves a lot of credit for making this project a reality. I believe that today's announcement will be the first of many as Oregon takes its place among the world's technological leaders."