Monday, January 14, 2008

What's Worse, Reston or Kansas?

I'd seen the report that Sprint Nextel is looking at layoffs, but Silicon Alley Insider also reports that the new CEO is also looking at relocating their executive HQ from Reston (right off Reston Parkway) back to Overland Park, Kansas.

Gee, where have I heard something like that before?

Actually, since their operational and engineering HQ is in Kansas (according to the Wikipedia entry), it would be different from the AOL corporate HQ move and might make more sense, though I doubt that Northern Virginia technology advocates would see it that way.

I've only been to Kansas once (and for barely a weekend at that -- most of it was in the car, since we drove out over July 4th weekend), so I don't really have a basis for comparison. Other than the cost of living is presumably a lot lower out there. Though we have fewer tornados.

(To DCites who might scoff that the suburbs is the suburbs -- I trot out my canned response: Once you're outside of New York, it's all suburbs.)

3 comments:

Curious Stranger said...

The best thing about Kansas City is that the highway continues west to Colorado.

Cornmeet FTW!

Joelogon said...

Yes -- the outer fence of DIA starts just outside the Kansas border, right?

Mike said...

Makes sense for Sprint, though. They have a giant campus in Overland Park that's mostly empty after all their various layoffs.