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Secret moves to lure Facebook data center to West Jordan, Utah questioned

August 7, 2016View for printing

"I do worry about screwing up this deal and losing an opportunity, but even more than that I worry that we're being taken advantage of and getting fleeced by a company that's pretty sophisticated." Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams

The mayor and a state senator worry the process has been too rapid and secretive for West Jordan residents to fully understand what may be coming to their city and the full impact it may have.

"As we look at the local incentive alone ... we will be paying the company anywhere from $2.4 million to $3.4 million per job, depending on how many jobs they bring in," McAdams said. "That really gives me concern -- are we really doing something good for the taxpayer, or is it too costly?"

By Katie McKellar and Ben Lockhart, Deseret News

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