Fastest growing top 10 software company to significantly expand regional headquarters in Indianapolis
Announcement comes on the heels of being named one of Indiana’s Best Places to Work by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Company commits to 100,000 total employee volunteer hours to Indiana nonprofits this year
SAN FRANCISCO, May 6, 2016—Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM company, today announced it will invest more than $40 million over the next 10 years to expand its regional headquarters in Indianapolis. As part of the new investment, Salesforce plans to add 800 new jobs over the next five years. The company also announced it will move into a new regional headquarters location at 111 Monument Circle, which will be known as Salesforce Tower Indianapolis.
Salesforce will begin moving into Salesforce Tower Indianapolis in early 2017. Plans for the building include a renovated lobby and dedicated space where guests can experience interactive, hands-on demonstrations of the Salesforce Customer Success Platform.
Salesforce Tower Indianapolis joins the ranks of other regional headquarters, including Salesforce Tower NY, Salesforce Tower London, and the company’s new global headquarters, Salesforce Tower San Francisco.
Comments on the News
“Salesforce is among Indiana’s largest technology employers, and we're thrilled to be investing for further growth in the region,” said Scott McCorkle, Salesforce Marketing Cloud CEO, Salesforce. “Salesforce Tower Indianapolis, our regional headquarters, will give our amazing employees a fantastic place to work and serve our customers and community every day.”
“I am proud and excited to welcome Salesforce to their future home in 111 Monument Circle, soon to be known as Salesforce Tower Indianapolis,” said Mayor Joe Hogsett. “Salesforce is a tremendous partner to our city and residents, bringing hundreds of new jobs to Indianapolis and solidifying the city as a leading destination for innovative companies. I want to thank Salesforce for their commitment to grow here and I can’t wait to see Salesforce added to our skyline.”
“Today’s outstanding commitment from Salesforce proves without a doubt that Indiana is now the Midwest hub for technology and innovation,” said Governor Pence. “In recent years, the technology sector has added more than 5,000 jobs in central Indiana alone, growing at a rate more than triple the national average. Global leaders like Salesforce have a world of options to consider for growth, and I am excited that the team has once again selected the Hoosier state to create hundreds of quality jobs. Powered by a talented workforce and a low-tax, low-regulation business climate, I am confident that this regional headquarters will propel Salesforce to new heights, advancing innovation for years to come.”
Salesforce, one of the largest technology employers in Indiana, has been named one of Fortune’s Best Places to Work for the past eight years and was recently ranked one of Indiana’s Best Places to Work by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Salesforce has well over 1,000 employees in the Indianapolis area and more than 20,000 employees worldwide.
Giving Back - Committing to 100,000 Volunteer Hours
Today, Salesforce employees in Indiana are committing to deliver 100,000 total employee volunteer hours to local nonprofits this year. Salesforce is dedicated to supporting Indiana through its 1-1-1 integrated corporate philanthropy model, in which Salesforce’s product, resources and employee time are dedicated to the communities where employees live and work. To date, Salesforce technology has powered more than 28,000 nonprofit and higher education institutions; Salesforce and its philanthropic entities have provided more than $115 million in grants; and Salesforce employees have logged more than 1.3 million volunteer hours throughout the world. Employees in Indiana have supported a variety of organizations including Indianapolis Public Schools, Greater Indianapolis Habitat for Humanity, and Boys and Girls Club of Indiana.
In addition, more than 750 companies around the world have adopted all or part of the 1-1-1 model by joining Pledge 1%, an initiative spearheaded by Salesforce, Atlassian, Rally and Tides that encourages early stage companies to incorporate corporate philanthropy from the beginning. Local Indiana companies that have joined Pledge 1% include Appirio, Jetstrm, SKYE Lending Company, Torchlite Marketing and TrendyMinds.
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