If your company is considering the use of a colocation facility, you have dozens of choices. Midwest colocation has become very popular because of a few factors:
the Midwest is less prone to natural disasters
power costs are low compared to the coasts
the central location offers fiber density and therefore telecom choices
Many companies consider Chicago colocation because of easy travel access and telecom density. Yet Chicago colocation prices are almost always higher than similar data center facilities within a few hours.
What are your true requirements? If you’re using colocation for your enterprise