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Salesforce adding jobs, sales office in Chicago

Updated: September 22, 2012 6:17AM will add 200 jobs as it opens a Midwest sales office in River North, Gov. Pat Quinn and Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Monday. The company will be eligible for $10.4 million in state tax credits over 10 years based on employment targets.

The software company will base its Midwest corporate sales office in the more than 100,000 square feet it has leased at 111 W. Illinois, in a neighborhood that houses several other tech companies.

Salesforce offers cloud-based software applications for managing sales and customer relationships. It is based in San Francisco.

“ is the world’s most innovative company according to Forbes Magazine and a great example of a cutting-edge company that is rapidly expanding,” Emanuel said in a statement.

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