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Microsoft Pledges $500 Million for Affordable Housing in Seattle Area - The New York Times
The Seattle area, home to both Microsoft and Amazon, is a potent symbol of the affordable housing crisis that has followed the explosive growth of tech hubs.
this-week-447  Around-the-web  Matt  quality-of-life  housing  economic-development  microsoft  amazon  high-tech  technology 
29 days ago by areadevelopment
Microsoft has a version of its new campus in Minecraft - CNBC
Microsoft's corporate headquarters occupies 500 acres of land and houses more than 100 buildings. Rather than setting up an entirely new campus (or two) like Amazon, or following Alphabet, Apple and Facebook in expanding into new areas, the software company is updating its existing one, tearing down old buildings and erecting new ones, while also adding cricket and soccer fields and room for retail businesses.
this-week-441  Around-the-web  Matt  tech  technology  high-tech  microsoft  facility-planning 
november 2018 by areadevelopment
Big American tech companies are snapping up H1-B visas - CNBC
Four U.S. tech companies – Amazon, Microsoft, Intel, and Google – were among the top 10 employers for approved H-1B applications in FY 2017, according to a new study.
this-week-421  Around-the-web  Matt  tech  technology  high-tech  immigration  amazon  microsoft  intel  Google  workforce 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Bill Gates invests $80 million to build Arizona smart city - CNNMoney
A group associated with a Gates investment company has invested $80 million in a high-tech planned development outside Phoenix.
thi-week-404  Around-the-web  Matt  arizona  southwest  microsoft  phoenix  tech  technology  high-tech  smart-cities 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Bill Gates firm buys Arizona land for $80 million to create 'smart city' - Fox News
A real estate investment firm owned by Bill Gates recently bought a giant plot of land in Arizona for $80 million to be developed into a “smart city.”
this-week-404  Around-the-web  Matt  tech  high-tech  technology  microsoft  arizona  southwest 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Microsoft expands rural U.S. campaign with Green Bay Packers tie-up - Reuters
Through the partnership, known as TitletownTech, the Packers and Microsoft will each contribute $5 million to invest in startups from around Wisconsin. This is part of a larger initiative by Microsoft called TechSpark to form similar partnerships in North Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming.
rural-economic-development  startup  microsoft  wisconsin  Around-the-web  this-week-400 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Microsoft's Wilsonville jobs are going to China, underscoring travails of domestic tech manufacturing -
Just two years ago, Microsoft cast its Wilsonville factory as the harbinger of a new era in American technology manufacturing.

The tech giant stamped, "Manufactured in Portland, OR, USA" on each Surface Hub it made there. It invited The New York Times and Fast Company magazine to tour the plant in 2015, then hired more than 100 people to make the enormous, $22,000 touch-screen computer.
oregon  microsoft  china  offshoring  electronics-industry  Around-the-web  this-week-394 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Microsoft Corporation Expands Mecklenburg County, Virginia, Data Center - Area Development
Microsoft Corporation will invest $251.6 million to expand its data center site in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. The company will increase capacity to serve its growing customer base. The project is expected to create 44 new jobs.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  virginia  south-atlantic  high-tech  technology  tech  microsoft  jobs  data-centers 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon get $2B in data center tax breaks; economic benefit unclear - TechRepublic
Some 27 states have established incentive programs specifically for data centers, according to a report from Good Jobs First. Here's what that means for local economies.
this-week-370  Around-the-web  Matt  Google  facebook  amazon  apple  microsoft  tech  high-tech  technology  taxes-incentives  jobs  economic-development  data-centers  site-selection 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
Cloud Computing Brings Sprawling Centers, but Few Jobs, to Small Towns - The New York Times
The big cloud networks are immensely profitable for the few companies who can operate these global systems. The biggest three cloud companies estimate that the global market in business computing is worth $1 trillion or more, and they are rushing to expand globally. In interviews, all said they spend more than $2 billion annually on this.
this-week-363  Around-the-web  Matt  cloud-solutions  microsoft  data-centers  tech  high-tech  technology 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Microsoft Among 7 Companies Receiving Iowa Tax Incentives For Plant Expansion - Area Development
Microsoft Corporation is among major companies receiving financing incentives and tax benefits from the Iowa Economic Development Authority, resulting in nearly $456 million in capital investment across Iowa.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  iowa  midwest  microsoft  tech  high-tech  technology  data-centers 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Microsoft Said to Weigh Multibillion-Dollar Headquarters Revamp - Bloomberg Business
Microsoft Corp. is considering a multibillion-dollar revamp of its headquarters campus in suburban Seattle, seeking to foster more collaboration among employees and attract young engineers, according to people with knowledge of the plans.
The software giant has hired architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP as part of the effort at its Redmond, Washington, offices, said the people, who asked not to be named because the plans aren’t public. Skidmore Owings designed Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, and is helping Microsoft with a makeover of its much smaller campus in Mountain View, California
corporate-headquarters  office-design  architecture  Around-the-web  this-week-321  microsoft  Washington 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Microsoft Picks Unusual Place to Make Its Giant Surface Hub: The U.S. -
Microsoft is building the Surface Hub in Wilsonville, Ore., just outside Portland and about 200 miles south of the company’s headquarters in Redmond, Wash. That puts the Surface Hub in a rare category, since most of Microsoft’s better-known devices, like the Xbox game console, are made overseas.
u.s.-manufacturing  electronics-industry  high-tech-manufacturing  Around-the-web  oregon  microsoft  this-week-309 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
The Entrepreneurs Who Saved Seattle - Fast Company
It’s hard to imagine that two people transplanting their then-tiny firm to their hometown could change a city’s economic history for decades to come. Yet this phenomenon isn’t uncommon.
innovation-hubs  seattle  microsoft  high-tech  workforce-migration  Metros  this-week-305  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Microsoft Corp. Invests $346.7 Million To Expand Its Mecklenburg County, Virginia, Operations Center - Area Development
Microsoft Corp. will invest $346.7 million to expand its data center site in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, and increase capacity to serve its growing customer base.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  virginia  high-tech  microsoft  south-atlantic  data-centers  incentives-taxes-grants-loans 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Microsoft Plans $677.6 Million Expansion To Its West Des Moines, Iowa, Data Center - Area Development Online
Microsoft plans a $677.6 million expansion to its existing data center in West Des Moines, Iowa.The first major technology company to build a data center in Central Iowa, Microsoft has operated its West Des Moines facility since 2009.
iowa  technology  economic-development  site-selection  matt  data-centers  microsoft 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
88 Acres: How Microsoft Quietly Built the City of the Future - Microsoft News Center
A small, covert team of engineers at Microsoft cast aside suggestions that the company spend US$60 million to turn its 500-acre headquarters into a smart campus to achieve energy savings and other efficiency gains. Instead, applying an “Internet of Things meets Big Data” approach, the team invented a data-driven software solution that is slashing the cost of operating the campus 125 buildings. The software, which is saving Microsoft millions of dollars, has been so successful that the company and its partners are now helping building managers across the world deploy the same solution. And with commercial buildings consuming an estimated 40 percent of the worlds total energy, the potential is huge.
washington  big-data  green-facilities  around-the-web  green-retrofits  facility-planning  this-week-212  sustainable-development  microsoft 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
Microsoft Invests $348 Million To Expand Its Mecklenburg County, Virginia, Data Center - Area Development Online
Microsoft Corp. will invest $348 million to expand its modular data center site in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, creating another 30 new jobs in the region.
jobs  taxes-incentives  virginia  economic-development  site-selection  matt  microsoft  data-centers 
january 2013 by areadevelopment

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