Microsoft has announced that it will open its first Microsoft Innovation Center in the US in Miami Florida. The announcement came on Friday during the start of Techweek Miami 2014. The facility will be state of the art and have all sorts of technology, tools, and services aimed at startups, governments, students, faculty, and the greater Miami community.
Microsoft's goal with the facility is to foster innovation, collaboration, and economic growth. Microsoft is working with Miami-Dade County, the City of Miami, Venture Hive, and other groups in the development and design of the facility. Once complete the Innovation Center will be used to host technology training sessions and workshops to help citizens in the area learn more about technology.
Microsoft says that the facility will also be used to help IT workers hone skills and give entrepreneurs, startups, and governments access to networking opportunities and talent for job opportunities. Microsoft has over 100 Innovation Centers around the world with locations in places like Singapore, Uganda, and Greece. This is the first location in the US.