Greenville to host Facebook Community Boost

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The locations that the company will be visiting include cities St. Louis, Alberquerque, Des Moines and Grenvillle.

Research conducted by Morning Consult, in partnership with the U.S. The importance of local communities. It's why we're introducing Facebook Community Boost. "People don't spend that much time talking about community, and I think probably that's the most important part of people's support structure". According to Levy, Facebook has invested more than $1 billion to support small businesses on the social network, and Facebook Community Boost is not the company's first education program. The move shows how intertwined Facebook has become not just in our social lives, but in entrepreneurs' economic survival and growth.

The press release said 80 percent of USA small and medium-sized businesses on Facebook say the platform helps them connect to people in their local community. Small businesses provide opportunities for millions of people (they create an estimated four out of every five new jobs in the US), offer useful products and services, and often provide a place for people to come together.

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"If this were purely about our ad business or something like that, I probably wouldn't be the primary person talking about it", Zuckerberg said.

In a statement on their site, Facebook said that their program will be travelling to 30 locations across the United States, and will be training people with new skills, offering entrepreneurs advice, and help existing organizations without an online presence to conquer the Internet.

Facebook Community Boost will visit 30 United States cities in 2018, including Houston, St. Louis, Albuquerque, Des Moines and Greenville, South Carolina.

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On Thursday Facebook announced Facebook Community Boost, a new program to help US small businesses grow and to equip more people with the digital skills they need to compete in the new economy, a press release said.

Last week, Facebook's top lawyer testified in Congress along with executives from Google and Twitter on Russia's use of online services to meddle with the 2016 USA elections. Amid the turmoil, Zuckerberg has renewed his public focus on making Facebook a force for good in the world.

Zuckerberg, 33, has been touring communities around the country for the past year.

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