Friday, April 20, 2018
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St. Pete Economic Development Corporation lures marketing firm MXTR to town

St. Petersburg Economic Development Corporation has lured its first big catch to St. Petersburg — MXTR Automation. The digital marketing company announced Wednesday that it will fill 20 "high-wage" creative positions within the next 18 months, as well as open an office in downtown St. Petersburg this year.

"It's easy to sell this place," Chris Steinocher, CEO of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, said Wednesday. It's unclear what incentives were tied to the expansion.

This will be the Williamsport, Pa.--based company's second location.

"St. Petersburg will provide us access to one of the broadest and deepest talent pools in the country with a business-friendly tax environment. The lifestyle the downtown affords is exactly what we are looking for," Mickey Locey, co-founder and president of MXTR, said in a release.

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