The prepaid wireless carrier, a unit of Sprint Corp., didn’t say where it will open its headquarters, only that it expects new office space to be completed by the end of the year. Virgin Mobile will hire mor
e than 50 new employees by the end of the year as part of the move, according to a release from Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s office.
Virgin Mobile’s move comes as part of a relaunch of the brand. CEO Dow Draper said in a release that Kansas City “has an emphasis on entrepreneurship and technology, especially in the Downtown and Crossroads areas, which fits exactly with the direction for the new Virgin Mobile.”
Virgin Mobile officials are looking at locations in Downtown, the River Market and Crossroads Arts District, according to a spokeswoman. The company expects to finalize a selection in one to two weeks.