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Facebook buys land in New Mexico but doesn’t say what it’s for

Facebook buys land in New Mexico but doesn’t say what it’s for
Facebook's entrance at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. (Ben Margot / Associated Press)

Facebook has more than doubled its New Mexico footprint with the purchase of more than 400 acres near its new data center.

The Albuquerque Journal reports the social media giant confirmed this week that it purchased the land in March, adding to the 300 acres in Los Lunas, N.M., it already owns. But the Menlo Park, Calif.-based Facebook declined to say what it plans to do with the property adjacent to its data center.

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The recent purchase was disclosed last week in a joint letter from two state Cabinet secretaries to the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission.

New Mexico does not publicly disclose property sale prices.

Facebook is constructing a six-building, $1-billion data center on the 300-acre parcel it purchased in 2016.

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