April 13, 2016
St. Petersburg, FL – AGR Group, LLC, a leading provider of sales and support services to the retail energy industry, proudly announces the Grand Opening of its new East Coast Operations center, bringing over 600 jobs to St. Petersburg.
Elected officials, area business leaders and AGR Group clients gathered April 6 to officially launch the 50,000 square-foot facility. The event was hosted by the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce and its President, Chris Steinocher. Guest speakers included U.S. Congressman David Jolly, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman, and Chief Executive Officer of the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, Brad Miller.
“We are thrilled by the warm reception and enthusiastic support of our public officials and business community,” AGR Group Co-Founder Matt Judkin said. “It’s an exciting day in the growth of our company, and a great example of public and private sectors working together to create opportunity for all.”
A recurring theme during ceremonial remarks was job creation and the reduction of bureaucratic barriers. Congressman Jolly paid tribute to industry leaders such as AGR Group who support economic development and quality of life initiatives at all levels of employment. In recognition of the day, the Congressman presented Judkin with a United States flag that had flown over the U.S. Capitol.
Mayor Kriseman spoke about St. Petersburg as the “city of opportunity” and noted that everyone “should have an opportunity to have a life, to have a good life, to have a family, a career…” and noted that AGR Group was helping to provide that foundation for those seeking new opportunities.
Judkin closed the event by recognizing the efforts of local officials who helped facilitate the opening of the call center, including the placement of a new bus stop within easy walking distance.
“Many of our employees are seeking a second chance,” Judkin said. “We are proud to offer them a place to start fresh and succeed on their own merits. It’s very gratifying to have the support of our officials and business leaders in that effort, and we look forward to continuing as one of the biggest job creators in St. Petersburg.”
About AGR Group: AGR Group, LLC, is a privately held sales and service organization founded in California. It operates call centers in St. Petersburg, FL., and Las Vegas. In addition to telecom services, AGR Group and its partner affiliates provide door-to-door energy sales, commercial energy brokerage and consultation, and lead generation and data services. www.agrgroupinc.com