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November 12, 2015
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    Expanding museums are doing their part to place veterans and their stories front and center, in Living History.
    China excels at creating zones to attract FDI, but Zhengzhou is in a league of its own, writes aerotropolis expert John Kasarda in China's Dynamic Airport Economic Zone.
    When you're going through a $13-billion merger, it helps to have a playbook, a platform and an open mind, the corporate real estate leaders at Zimmer Biomet tell us in the expanded Web edition of Warsaw Pact.
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is determined to be job creator in chief for the Commonwealth, he tells us in an expanded Web edition of A One Track Mind.
    The Pittsburgh region comes full circle, adding depth and breadth to its rich history as America's factory, in The Magnet for Manufacturing, a Site Selection Investment Profile.
  Microsoft last week announced that Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA), which provides IT career training to eligible active-duty U.S. service members, is expanding from three locations to nine and will be servicing 12 military installations. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will serve as the new designated academic partner for MSSA expansion delivery.

"The skill sets of our servicemen and servicewomen, combined with the IT training they receive in a program like MSSA, position them to strongly compete for high-paying, long-term careers in technology," said Chris Cortez, vice president of Military Affairs at Microsoft. For further insights into hiring military veterans, including a chart with links to programs run by every US state, read " The Time Is Now," published for Veterans Day 2014.

Photo of Microsoft-Embry Riddle signing ceremony courtesy of Microsoft
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Nov 16 - 19, 2015 - Medica 2015 - Düsseldorf, Germany
Nov 17 - 19, 2015 - SpaceCom - Houston, TX
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