A primary purpose of many data centers tends to be disaster recovery. A factor in picking a DR site may very well be how prepared the city is. A Federal report rates only 6 out of 75 cities with top grades according to this AP release at USA Today.
"In the study, communities were judged in three categories: operating procedures in place, use of communications systems and how effectively local governments have coordinated in preparation for a disaster."
Check out the full article (and cities) here.