COLUMBUS—State Senator Jay Hottinger (R-Newark) issued the following statement Tuesday applauding Facebook's unveiling of plans to construct a 900,000 square-foot facility in western Licking County:
Facebook coming to central Ohio is a welcome addition to Licking County and will pair great with Amazon and the growing number of technology companies already located here. The investment and jobs that Facebook will bring is a major boost to Licking County’s 21st Century economy. Our residents should be proud that our workforce has the talent to attract some of the world's most innovative companies. Investments like these are making Ohio the Silicon Valley of the East.