Data Center Employment
Minnesota has the deep bench of professional expertise and a regularly refreshed pool of new talent that every data center needs to succeed.
About 480 data processing, hosting and related establishments (NAICS 5182) employ 7,130 workers statewide. Nearly 90 percent are in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. In fact, employment in data processing hosting and related services in Minneapolis-St. Paul is 52% more concentrated than the national average as indicated by the area's location quotient (1.52)
Special incentives, lower business taxes, lower energy costs, top-shelf infrastructure and a highly skilled workforce make it more attractive than ever to build data and network operation centers in Minnesota. Read our Fact Sheet on Data Centers.