Company announces expansion, will bring hundreds of jobs to Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A company is creating a new regional headquarters and bringing in 800 jobs to Indianapolis.

Salesforce, the world’s largest enterprise cloud computing company announced Friday they would be expanding and creating a new regional headquarters in Indianapolis called the Salesforce Tower Indianapolis.

Governor Mike Pence was joined by Mayor Joe Hogsett and Salesforce CEO Scott McCorkle at the press conference.

“Today’s outstanding commitment from Salesforce proves without a doubt that Indiana is now the Midwest hub for technology and innovation,” said Gov. 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 Salesforce team has once again selected the Hoosier state to create hundreds of high-wage, 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.”

The company is expected to begin moving into the tower by 2017.

According to the release, they will create hundreds of jobs over the next five to 10 years.

“Salesforce is among Indiana’s largest technology employers, and we’re thrilled to be investing for further growth in Indianapolis,” said Scott McCorkle, chief executive officer of Salesforce Marketing Cloud. “Salesforce Tower Indianapolis, our regional headquarters, will give our employees a fantastic place to work and serve our customers and community every day.”

More than $40 million will be invested over the 10-year period in order to create the 800 jobs by 2021.

“I am proud and excited to welcome Salesforce to their future home in the heart of downtown Indianapolis,” said Mayor Joe Hogsett. “Salesforce is a tremendous partner to our city and residents, bringing hundreds of new jobs to the community and solidifying Indianapolis as a leading destination for innovative companies. I want to thank Salesforce for their commitment to grow here and I look forward to their emergent footprint in Indianapolis.”