Google’s free website initiative launched this week in Oregon, offering small business owners help creating a website. The program, called Oregon Get Your Business Online, targets small business owners without an online presence.

It also extends domain names, a business email account and free web hosting services for a year. The Internet giant is rolling out the service throughout the U.S., choosing Oregon as its 21st state.

It’s partnering with online payroll firm Intuit to build the free sites.

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