Salesforce Eyes Chicago Expansion of 5,000 Jobs
Salesforce, the software giant, reportedly is looking to bring 5,000 new jobs to Chicago, or five times its current complement of 1,000 employees at 111 W. Illinois St. Crain’s Chicago Business reported that the firm is on the hunt for upwards of 500,000 square feet, with options to expand well beyond that amount.
At present, that search appears to be centered on an office tower at Wolf Point that has been proposed by a venture of Hines Interests and Joseph P. Kennedy Enterprises. If a Salesforce deal for 500,000 square feet or more happens, it could raise Chicago’s profile as a tech hub, Crain’s reported.
However, there are a few sticking points that would need to be resolved. Among these is Salesforce’s plan for “extremely extensive” signage that would conflict with a city ordinance enacted after backlash over the “Trump” sign displayed prominently on the Trump International Hotel & Tower in 2014.
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