June 29, 2012

Where Facebook goes, economies are revitalized. Rutherford County experienced that first-hand. DPR is working with Facebook to to construct a data center in Forest City, North Carolina. Before the social media giant decided to build there, the area felt the sting of their main industry--textile--drying up, leaving thousands unemployed. Now, much of the town's talented workforce is engaged on this project. Facebook is also giving back with community grants.

Watch the video to learn more about this project and the effect it has on Rutherford County. DPR's Sue Levin and Pat Ray are also featured. Be sure to like Forest City Data Center on Facebook to get more updates.