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Marxent is moving to Austin Landing

A Kettering technology firm is moving to Austin Landing.

“We are actually moving to Austin Landing,” a representative of Marxent said Friday. “It hasn’t been officially announced.” She said Austin Landing is preparing an official announcement and deferred further comment until that is released.

A building permit for work at Austin Landing in Miami Twp. is being sought on behalf of Marxent, according to Montgomery County records.

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VisCap Development applied for a permit for renovation and other commercial work for Marxent Labs, records show. The permit is dated Friday.

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VisCap Development is the asset manager for Austin Landing, the sprawling, $200 million mixed-used commercial development on the north side of Austin Boulevard, just east of the Interstate 75-Austin exit.

Based today in Kettering’s Miami Valley Research Park, Marxent creates content management software and platforms in the $100 billion virtual reality and augmented reality markets, adapting those technologies for the homes and home furnishings markets.

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In January this year, company officers told the Dayton Daily News that steady growth led the company to expand its Kettering office by nearly 5,000 square feet. JobsOhio metrics at the time showed that Marxent received a $1.5 million growth fund loan for the work. (JobsOhio is the state’s private development arm.)

With about 95 workers total in Ohio and Florida — with most of them by far in Kettering — Marxent was looking to add 15 employees in 2018, including an office manager, project managers, software developers and others, said Barry Besecker, Marxent co-founder and chief technology officer.

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