Microsoft & Politico Present Third Annual State Solutions Conference in Washington, DC

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues Last week, four governors and approximately 150 policy thought-leaders joined us at the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center for third annual State Solutions Conference with Politico, coinciding with the National Governors Association winter meeting in Washington, DC. The event was split into two parts –the first being…


Restoring U.S. Competitiveness: An @Microsoft Panel Discussion Featuring Scholars from the Toulouse Network for Information Technology

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues On Sept. 27, the Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center hosted a panel discussion with scholars from the Toulouse Network of Information Technology (TNIT) in Washington, D.C. The @Microsoft Conversation focused on restoring U.S. competitiveness, specifically exploring how America can ensure job creation and economic growth after a…

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Strengthening American Competitiveness and Creating Opportunity for the Next Generation

Posted by Brad SmithGeneral Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft The United States faces a growing economic challenge – a substantial and increasing shortage of individuals with the skills needed to fill the new jobs the private sector is creating. Throughout the nation and in a wide range of industries, there…

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“Conversations with the Next Generation” To Draw Leaders in Charlotte Today

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues Join us on Xbox LIVE or The Atlantic website TODAY at 2:30 p.m. EDT for Conversations with the Next Generation, a youth town hall discussion convened in partnership between Microsoft, National Journal and The Atlantic, being held in Charlotte, N.C. during the Democratic National Convention. The event…

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New American Enterprise Institute Study Shows Benefits of Foreign Workers to U.S. Workforce

Posted by Fred HumphriesVice President, U.S. Government Affairs, Microsoft A new study released yesterday by the American Enterprise Institute confirms the powerful job-creation effects for American workers when well-educated foreign nationals are welcomed into our workforce. According to the study, each additional 100 foreign-born holders of advanced degrees from U.S. universities working in science, technology,…

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Bringing Employers Together to Discuss Immigration Reform

Posted by Karen JonesVice President & Deputy General Counsel, HR Legal, Microsoft Our country’s economic strength relies in significant part on the contributions of the best and the brightest talent from around the world. At Microsoft, we see this every day through the great work of our foreign national employees, who contribute to our growth…

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Join The Atlantic & Microsoft LIVE Digital Town Hall on Jobs and the Economy of the Future – Feb. 9

Posted by Jeff MeisnerSenior Manager, Corporate Blogs On Wednesday, February 9, at 8:30 a.m. EST, join The Atlantic and Microsoft for a live digital town hall discussion on how we can create the jobs and strengthen the US economy. Top leaders from government, media, academia and business will share their thoughts on how to provide…

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The Fourth US-China Internet Industry Forum

Posted by Pamela PassmanCorporate Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs Beijing is in many respects an ancient city, but this week we were privileged to help organize an event that brought US and Chinese participants together for a look at the future:  the Fourth U.S.-China Internet Industry Forum (“USCIIF”).  Microsoft and the Internet Society of China…

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Launch of the APEC 2011 Host Committee

Posted by Craig MundieChief Research and Strategy Officer Officials in Washington gathered at the Willard Hotel on July 14th, 2010, to launch the APEC 2011 USA Host Committee. Photo credit: BusinessWire. The United States this week took one more step forward in its plans to host the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) year in 2011….

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Highlighting the Economic Impact of Microsoft Partners

Posted by Owen LinderholmDirector, Microsoft on the Issues This week at the Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft executives are speaking with our more than 640,000 local partners around the world. Back in October, Pamela Passman blogged about the economic impact of Microsoft’s partner ecosystem, who together, generated more than $500 billion in revenues in 2009. One…

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