Smith Visits Facebook Austin
Oct 19, 2010 -
Congressman Lamar Smith today toured the new Facebook facility in Austin and met with employees.
“I was pleased to tour the new Facebook facility in Austin today,” said Smith. “Facebook’s decision to expand here shows that Texas’ economic environment is drawing private sector jobs to our state. The federal government could learn a lot from our state’s pro-growth and low taxes approach. This facility will be a boost to the local economy, and the national high-tech industry.”
“Facebook feels right at home in the heart of downtown Austin and we’re thrilled to welcome our congressman, Rep. Lamar Smith, to our new office,” said Sarah Smith, Head of Online Operations for Facebook in Austin. “Facebook is eager to help drive innovation and bring jobs to Texas and we look forward to working with Rep. Smith here and in Washington to ensure that Austin’s high-tech sector continues to thrive.”
Facebook’s Austin office is the second online operations office in the U.S. and serves an important role in coordinating global support for Facebook users, advertisers, and developers.
Facebook Austin opened in early May with just six employees and today the growing team totals more than 60 employees.