San Francisco’sSalesforce is expanding its headquarters into Seattle, co-CEO Marc Benioff announced Monday.
Following its $15.7 billion acquisition of Tableau, announced Monday, Salesforce will grow its footprint in the Washington state region, where both Amazon and Microsoft are headquartered.
Salesforce already has around 1,000 employees in Bellevue, Washington, and it will grow once Tableau joins the company officially.
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Salesforce is expanding its footprint to Seattle, home of tech giants Microsoft and Amazon.
While the San Francisco-based Salesforce already has around 1,000 employees in Washington, the company plans to make Seattle its second headquarters following its acquisition of Tableau, co-CEO Marc Benioff said during a conference call Monday.
“I am a huge admirer of the talent market in Seattle…there’s very few places where you can put together a software company as scale,” Benioff said. “Seattle is really a unique market.”
Salesforce announced Monday its intent to acquire the Seattle-based data visualization company Tableau for $15.7 billion in a deal that will close by the end of October if it’s approved by shareholders.
Tableau has 4,200 employees globally, with its headquarters in Seattle. The company will continue to operate as a separate brand under its current CEO …read more
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