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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.

InformationWeek Staff

October 20, 2006

2 Min Read


Information Assurance
Center Location

Total Annual
Operating Costs

New York, NY


San Francisco, CA


Oakland, CA


Boston, MA


Detroit, MI


Chicago, IL


Philadelphia, PA


Cherry Hill, NJ


Minneapolis, MN


Buffalo, NY


Seattle, WA


Providence, RI


Cleveland, OH


Milwaukee, WI


Champaign/Urbana, IL


Wilmington, DE


Denton, TX


Cincinnati, OH


Albuquerque, NM


Memphis, TN


Colorado Springs, CO


Atlanta, GA


Pittsburgh, PA


Omaha, NE


Salt Lake City, UT


Columbus, OH


Des Moines, IA


Tulsa, OK


Indianapolis, IN


Charlotte, NC


Ames, IA


Birmingham, AL


San Antonio, TX


Winston-Salem, NC


Sioux Falls, SD


Data: The Boyd Co.

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