So your city is blowing up as a tech hot-spot! You almost got hit by a Bird on your way to the office, your barista’s beard is getting out of control and your only options for lunch are served out of a refurbished school bus. Your town is on the move! Good news, right?
Not if you’re an executive looking to recruit top talent to your growing business. We get calls on a weekly basis from clients looking to expand into locations where they will not need to compete with the likes of Amazon, Apple and Facebook. Below are the cities our clients ask us about most frequently (in alphabetical order, as not to offend) along with some nuances to think about if they are on your list of places to open an office.
Denver & Boulder, CO
Kansas City, KS
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
San Diego, CA
Salt Lake City, UT
And remember, whichever city you choose…
- Be nice to your new barista!
Mike Doonan is a Managing Partner at SPMB, the number one executive search firm in California and one of the largest in North America that is focused on technology, data and digital transformation. He builds out the senior management teams for market-leading technology companies such as Google and Amazon, as well as industry leaders seeking to apply technology and innovation to their businesses such as Disney, Comcast, TransUnion, Capital One and many others. Follow him on Medium (@DoonanSearchGuy), LinkedIn (michaeldoonan) or Twitter (@DoonanSearchGuy).