Carlecia Wright, director of the Office of Business Opportunities, recently wrote an op-ed in the Houston Business Journal about the city's upcoming Facebook Community Boost event in April.
"Recently, Facebook announced it would bring its Community Boost program to Houston April 3-6. This new program will help equip our local businesses, entrepreneurs and job seekers with digital skills training to grow their business and be more competitive," Wright wrote. "It is no surprise that Houston was chosen for this innovative program. We have a strong talent pool, a bustling economy and a vibrant small business community, and with this initiative, our community will continue to flourish.
"Facebook Community Boost will focus on a few areas that are important to our region. For job seekers, it will provide training to improve digital and social media skills to improve chances of getting a job. For entrepreneurs, there will be training programs to use technology to turn a business idea into reality. For business owners, there will be information on how to expand to new markets in the U.S. and around the globe. And, for those who are new to social media, there will be digital literacy, online safety training and best practices for bringing communities together through the Facebook platform.," she wrote.
Read the full editorial.