The Rhode Island Economic Development Corp.’s board of directors approved the selection of Salesforce as its client relationship management system, which the agency says will help it better provide data-driven assistance to Rhode Island businesses.

The EDC has come under fire the past two years for the $75 million loan guarantee it issued in 2010, backed by Rhode Island’s moral obligation, to 38 Studios, the video-game company owned by former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling.

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