Coyote Logistics to add 500 jobs here

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Coyote Logistics, a fast-growing transportation company, is adding 500 jobs and upgrading its Logan Square headquarters with the help of a $2.5 million state grant, the company and Gov. Pat Quinn will announce Monday.

The 8-year-old company, ranked No. 25 last week among the nation’s fastest-growing urban-based businesses by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, employs 2,000 full-time employees nationwide, including 1,000 at its offices at 2545 W. Diversey.

Coyote plans to hire additional salespeople, software developers and IT specialists over the next three years, and use $4 million in private investment to upgrade its office space, according to the state Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, which will oversee the state’s investment.

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