Facebook teamed up with Boston Consulting Group to release a study in June on how its data center in Luleå, Sweden, is impacting the local economy, and the social network undertook a similar venture with RTI International to measure the economic effects of its data center in Forest City, N.C.
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Facebook’s data center in Prineville, Ore., does more than simply house servers, according to an economic analysis of the facility’s impact on the region and the state commissioned by the social network and conducted by ECONorthwest.