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Mar. 11, 2011 9:00 am

Steve Ballmer, Tom Corbett open Microsoft Technology Center in Malvern (no, not Philly)

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett led the ribbon cutting opening the Microsoft Technology Center in Malvern. [Ballmer joined Corbett] to officially open the Philadelphia Microsoft Technology Center, a state-of-the-art facility designed to help companies throughout the mid-Atlantic region improve their use of technology to grow their businesses, add jobs, and strengthen […]

Tom Corbett and Steve Ballmer look at computers in Malvern.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett led the ribbon cutting opening the Microsoft Technology Center in Malvern.

[Ballmer joined Corbett] to officially open the Philadelphia Microsoft Technology Center, a state-of-the-art facility designed to help companies throughout the mid-Atlantic region improve their use of technology to grow their businesses, add jobs, and strengthen their local communities… The 17,500 square foot facility, located in Malvern, Pa., just outside of Philadelphia, is provides access to Microsoft technologies and support staff who will work with companies in the region to envision, architect and demonstrate secure, customized solutions based on Microsoft and partner technologies, anything from cloud computing to business productivity infrastructure optimization.

We love the region, we love Malvern, but can’t we agree that investing in the future is investing in cities, like, Philadelphia and not, uhm, Malvern? As Peter Key from the Philadelphia Business Journal points out, nearby financial services giant Vanguard is happy, with some 22,000 Microsoft workstations. Maybe they’ll take the El there.

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Christopher Wink

Christopher Wink is a co-founder and editor of Technical.ly, the local technology news network. Previously, Wink worked for a homeless advocacy nonprofit and was a freelance reporter for a variety of publications. He writes regularly about news innovation and best business practices on his personal blog here. The bicycle commuter loves cities, urban politics and squabbling about neighborhood boundaries.

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