7. Minneapolis, Minn.
Financial Services abound here, but these companies have been more reluctant in their cloud computing adoption strategies. "Confidential data is the primary hold-up in cloud computing. Companies are asking, 'what can we move out to the cloud and what do we need to keep in-house?'" says Cullen. So what is fueling the cloud growth in this region? "The main industries in Minneapolis that have seen an increase in cloud opportunities are retail, media and manufacturing. Within these industries there is a demand for application support, web development and network administration," Says Cullen.