Minnesota has the deep bench of professional expertise and a regularly refreshed pool of new talent that every data center needs to succeed.
About 360 data processing, hosting and related establishments employ 7,000 workers statewide. Nearly 90 percent are in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. In fact, the Twin Cities ranks eighth among the nation's large metropolitan areas for the size of its data processing workforce. In the Midwest, the Twin Cities ranks second only to Chicago.