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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

TOTAL ANNUAL OPERATING
COST RANKINGS

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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