Brad Smith, president and chief legal officer at Microsoft, says a new community engagement program from the global tech leader will “be a catalyst for economic investment and opportunity for all Americans.”

Wisconsin is one of six states where the TechSpark program is being rolled out; the others states are North Dakota, Virginia, Texas, Wyoming and Washington.

The program is meant to create jobs and boost the local economy in places outside of the country’s major metropolitan areas, according to a LinkedIn post from Smith.

“By partnering closely with leaders and communities on the ground, our goal is to learn more about regional challenges and how technology can help better contribute to local economic growth, with a plan to share our learnings more broadly,” he wrote last week.

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