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Columbus, OH – devVenture, LLC doing business as AutoSweet, an automotive inventory marketing company serving franchise and independent car dealers across all 50 states, announced it is expanding in Columbus and creating 35 new jobs. The company, which currently employs 21 employees in Columbus, will move to an 8,000-square foot facility at 2260 W. Henderson Road and will invest $229,000 in server room upgrades and other IT equipment. Hiring for a new software developer, web developer, marketing, sales and support staff positions will begin this summer.
AutoSweet is a marketing platform specifically developed for the automotive industry. Its growing “sweet” of easy-to-use inventory marketing tools helps dealers maximize their profits. The company is moving to the new, larger facility to accommodate growth in its existing product sales force.
“AutoSweet is thrilled to grow in the Columbus Region,” said Chris Lentz, president and founder of AutoSweet. “Columbus offers us a great community that mirrors our values of being social, caring and easy to work with. We value the Columbus Region’s high quality of life and access to a large pool of trainable talent from The Ohio State University and Columbus State.”
“The City of Columbus is pleased that AutoSweet will continue to expand here,” said Andrew J. Ginther, Mayor, City of Columbus. “The company is one of many market-leading Columbus Region IT and software development companies that serve niche industries across the country.”
AutoSweet™ is a complete inventory marketing solution. AutoSweet has bundled everything needed to properly market new or pre-owned inventory for franchise and independent car dealers nationwide in one easy-to-use “sweet” of software. Dealers use AutoSweet to accelerate sales by gathering leads, driving website traffic, growing their customer base with email marketing, building their reputation on social media networks, competitively pricing their inventory and publishing classifieds to national and local automotive selling platforms. Learn more at www.AutoSweet.com.
About City of Columbus, Ohio
The City of Columbus is the 15th largest city in the United States with a population of approximately 850,106 residents. The Columbus economy is balanced with a combination of education, technology, government, research, insurance and health care entities as major employers within the region. Columbus is gaining nationwide recognition for its historic neighborhoods, booming downtown arts and sporting districts, open attitude and a noticeably affordable quality of life. Learn more about the City of Columbus at columbus.gov/development/Economic-Development/.
About Columbus 2020
As the economic development organization for the Columbus Region, Columbus 2020’s mission is to generate opportunity and build capacity for economic growth across 11 Central Ohio counties. In 2010, hundreds of business and community leaders developed the Columbus 2020 Regional Growth Strategy, and the Columbus Region is now experiencing the strongest decade of growth in its history. The Columbus 2020 team conducts business outreach, promotes the Columbus Region to market-leading companies around the world, conducts customized research to better understand the Columbus Region’s competitiveness, and works to leverage public, private and institutional partnerships. Funding is received from more than 300 private organizations, local governments, academic institutions and JobsOhio. Learn more at ColumbusRegion.com.
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