State development officials said they expect a third such announcement soon, The Oregonian (http://bit.ly/Wg48x7) reported.
On Monday, the San Francisco business software company Salesforce.com said it would put an operational hub in Hillsboro. It will gain $1.45 million from the state if it employs at least 205 people and pays them an average of $67,000 a year—150 percent of the state average.
The incentives approved in 2011 are loans that can be forgiven if a company hits its benchmarks. Advocates say the state will more than recoup its costs through increased income tax collections.
Salesforce said last year it would expand in Oregon and has begun hiring. A vice president, Monika Fahlbusch, said it would eventually employ hundreds in Oregon.
Last week the state gave a similar subsidy to Oracle Corp., which pledged to retain 300 Oregon jobs and bring 130 others to the state.
Business Oregon has offered $1.4 million from the program to another, unnamed company to add another 200 Oregon jobs, said Tim McCabe, director of the state economic development agency.
"I think they're going to move pretty quickly," he said, "within the next 30 to 60 days."
The company said Monday it plans this summer to move into one of two buildings put up during the dot.com bubble by design software company Synopsys. The five-story building has never been used.
"The facility is going to allow us to do some really cool things with the building itself," she said.
Salesforce plans to have a bike shop in the building, a garden, indoor and outdoor fitness areas, facilities for dogs, and a kitchen equipped for gourmet cooking. The site is about a quarter mile from a MAX light-rail line.
The company chose Hillsboro over Portland, the nexus of Oregon's software economy. The state has long been an outpost for hardware companies such as Hewlett-Packard and Intel. Recently, an infusion of software and Internet companies, and a surge in funding for startups, has raised demand for Oregon software developers.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com