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Microsoft Chips In $100k Toward Tech Training Center

Microsoft has provided a $100,000 grant to Civic Hall for the planning and development of the planned Tech Training Center in Union Square, which will provide both digital skills training and flexible space for tech companies to grow and hire within the building.

The 240,000-square-foot project began the public approval process earlier this year. Nonprofit Civic Hall will operate the workforce development center within the Tech Training Center, spanning three floors across the 21-story project.

“The Union Square Tech Training Center will develop a physical access point to our tech sector—connecting New Yorkers to digital skills and quality job opportunities within the same building,” said James Patchett, president and CEO, New York City Economic Development Corporation. “We’re thrilled that Microsoft is supporting our efforts to diversify this fast-growing industry, and to ensure that every New Yorker has a chance to participate in a 21st century economy.”

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 16-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 7-10 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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