Highlighting the Economic Impact of Microsoft Partners

Posted by Owen Linderholm
Director, 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 of our partners, Ramona Pierson, founder of SynapticMash, also shared her story about finding success in the ecosystem.

As economic recovery remains a key priority for our nation, our partners are doing their part to fuel innovation and jobs in towns and villages, cities and states and countries and continents around the globe. For more info, check out Fred Humphries, on Politico: Collaboration brings opportunity and take a look at the Washington Post’s Cecilia Kang’s interview with Steve Ballmer. You can also check out our virtual press kit for the event on the Microsoft News Center.