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Automation marketing startup choosing downtown St. Pete as second home

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A Pennsylvania-based startup is making St. Petersburg its second home, bringing 20 jobs. MXTR Automation, a digital marketing and marketing automation firm, is choosing downtown St. Petersburg for a new location, to open in the next 18 months. Currently, the company is leasing space in St. Pete’s Tec Garage innovation center on Second Avenue North. MXTR develops software programs to automate marketing for franchises and other businesses. According to MXTR Co-Founder and President Mickey Locey, St. Pete’s robust workforce will…

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St. Pete Chamber gets grant to advance entrepreneurial growth

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The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce’s focus on entrepreneurs and small business startups received a boost Thursday with the news that the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg has approved a grant of $314,187 for the Chamber’s Greenhouse Community Business Development Initiative. The initiative will award small business startup stipends, provide continuing technical training, and mentorship to provide the citizens of South St. Petersburg, particularly in the community redevelopment area, resources to start and grow businesses. The Chamber will be partnering…

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St. Pete’s state of the economy reception message: We’re awesome

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Officials in St. Pete hosted a reception Tuesday to go over the state of the city’s economy. Basically, it was a commercial for the city, complete with a free drink for anyone in attendance. And the event wasn’t very well-scheduled, considering organizers nestled the reception in the middle of Election Day, ensuring most reporters were too busy to notice. In any case, the take-away was a good one. St. Pete, like, So. Totally. Rocks. First of all, the city is growing. St. Pete’s population…

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