Thursday, July 27, 2017

Will Sprint Merger Kill Johnson County???

Another season of telcom troubles amid an economy that has low and high points for the middle-class fighting for their survival. Checkit:

Merger looming: The Sprint impact on Overland Park

For years, there has been speculation about what the future holds for Sprint and its thousands of employees in Overland Park. With all the recent talk of a possible merger with T-Mobile, some people wonder if the telecom giant might be moving.

7 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, at least you've got a pretty nice medium security prison campus for use when they inevitably leave.

Anonymous said...

near-term bad.

but someone dynamic might use campus. could be a long-term positive.

Anonymous said...

Most of them Sprint employees are a bunch of way overpriced pencil pushing geeks , sucking the profits out of the worthless company . The re - organization could cut 5, 000 worthless douchebag lame ass workers that produce nothing and get the company back to profitability , BITCHES ¡!

Anonymous said...

Thats rich, Dave Helling, the darling to the dying KC Star telling us how another dying company is going to go.

Anonymous said...

Half the campus is being leased by other companies currently. I agree though, given how much the numbers have been whittled down at Sprint to this point, the blow wouldn't be fatal. I do know more than a few couples who have both earners fates tied to Sprint and it baffles me to no end that these people wouldn't diversify their income sources. Then again, Sprint tends to pay at a premium so they're gonna hang on until they have to turn the lights out when they leave the building.

Anonymous said...

I find it amusing that the article's two sources who say that there would be "no problem" with the housing market if Sprint left were a realtor and a builder, both of whom have a lot at stake in making sure the market doesn't cool off in OP with any merger talk. Bad reporting by a writer who failed to evaluate source motives.

Go ahead, pay a premium for that house in OP's hot market today, and see what happens to your values in 12-18 months when 6,000 well paid Sprint employees are let go or moved to Bellvue WA.

Professor Lichtbringer said...

Johnson County's greatest asset is the KCMO school district. Keeps home values high!