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Total Annual Operating Cost Rankings

In the following breakdown by city, annual costs are based on the major geographically-variable operating costs that are most critical to siting decisions, and are scaled to a representative information assurance center employing 75 workers and occupying 125,000 sq. ft. of newly-constructed space.

Information Assurance
Center Location
Total Annual
Operating Costs
New York, NY $14,108,665
San Francisco, CA $13,800,141
Oakland, CA $13,327,975
Boston, MA $12,717,274
Detroit, MI $12,629,845
Chicago, IL $12,403,875
Philadelphia, PA $12,314,512
Cherry Hill, NJ $11,932,944
Minneapolis, MN $11,874,299
Buffalo, NY $11,590,113
Seattle, WA $11,539,583
Providence, RI $11,395,822
Cleveland, OH $11,352,317
Milwaukee, WI $11,249,846
Champaign/Urbana, IL $11,131,463
Wilmington, DE $10,953,285
Denton, TX $10,944,336
Cincinnati, OH $10,849,816
Albuquerque, NM $10,763,138
Memphis, TN $10,754,158
Colorado Springs, CO $10,731,729
Atlanta, GA $10,706,482
Pittsburgh, PA $10,668,685
Omaha, NE $10,529,288
Salt Lake City, UT $10,508,481
Columbus, OH $10,499,091
Des Moines, IA $10,480,298
Tulsa, OK $10,452,228
Indianapolis, IN $10,451,796
Charlotte, NC $10,440,123
Ames, IA $10,378,916
Birmingham, AL $10,340,534
San Antonio, TX $10,314,249
Winston-Salem, NC $9,799,928
Sioux Falls, SD $9,684,282
Data: The Boyd Co.

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