Mark Zuckerberg stopped in St. Louis on Thursday to announce Facebook’s latest initiative.

Zuckerberg announced a new program called ‘Facebook Community Boost’ to help small businesses in the United States grow and help more people get the digital skills those businesses need.

Facebook Community Boost will help businesses expand their digital footprints and find new customers around the globe.

“I'm in St. Louis, Missouri meeting with small business owners as part of my last trip of the Year of Travel,” Zuckerberg wrote in a post on Facebook. “I've visited a lot of communities this year and one theme I've found is that strong small businesses create strong communities. That's because small businesses create jobs, provide services, and bring people together. A lot of small business owners end up being leaders in their communities too.”

Since 2011, Facebook has invested more than $1 billion to support small businesses. Facebook plans to bring the Facebook Community Boost to 30 cities in 2018.

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