Compensation and Benefits

Utah jumps back into race to attract Facebook data center

A Salt Lake City suburb vying against a New Mexico town to attract a Facebook data center said Wednesday it's restarting negotiations with the company a day after the deal broke down over a contentious $240 million tax-break package.

The company is still interested in coming to West Jordan and the city thinks the opportunity is too good to pass up, so they're starting fresh, officials said.

"The players are very much interested in keeping it alive," said West Jordan spokeswoman Kim Wells.

A primary critic of the deal, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, said he's hoping the negotiation process will be transparent this time around.

"We don't...