A sign with the 'like' symbol stands in front of the Facebook headquarters on February 1, 2012 in Menlo Park, California.
A sign with the 'like' symbol stands in front of the Facebook headquarters on February 1, 2012 in Menlo Park, California. - 
Listen To The Story
Marketplace

For the past week and a half Mark Zuckerberg has been losing face a bit in the stock market, but this week his company is moving ahead with plans for a major expansion to their headquarters in the Silicon Valley suburb of Menlo Park. On Tuesday, the Menlo Park city council voted unanimously to approve the expansion in exchange for $8.5 million dollars from the company.

For our mid-day extra, Mayor of Menlo Park, Kirsten Keith joined us to talk about the proposal, Facebook's IPO, and her own Facebook account.

As a nonprofit news organization, Marketplace is on a mission that drives what we do every day: to increase economic intelligence across the country. But we can’t do it alone. Become a Marketplace Investor today, in whatever amount you choose, and your donation will go twice as far, thanks to a dollar-for-dollar match from The Kendeda Fund.

Become a Marketplace Investor today – in whatever amount is right for you – and keep public service journalism strong. We’re grateful for your support.

Follow Stacey Vanek Smith at @svaneksmith